(NAPSI)-The old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"
may have more to it than many people realize.
recent research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control suggests
apples may be a "superfruit" when it
comes to helping your health. A diet rich in colorful fruits
such as apples may help reduce your risk of stroke, type
2 diabetes and cancer and also works
to address heart disease and control high blood pressure. Apples
are also fat-free, saturated fat-free, sodium-free and
cholesterol-free and are a good source of dietary fiber.
There are about 7,500 different kinds of apples to enjoy, but
the best for baking tend to be:
- McIntosh-a medium-size, firm and juicy apple with crisp
flesh and dark-red skin with green streaks.
- Rome Beauty-large, round and shiny with a slightly acid
taste, rich aroma and red stripes with little spots on the
- Granny Smith-green apples that are
medium in size, juicy and tart.
These recipes are just two of the many delicious ways you can
enjoy eating apples.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 35 to 45
- 8 cups firm cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
½-inch thick (7 to 8 medium-size apples)
- ¼ cup Argo Corn Starch
- ⅓ cup granular sucralose
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup unsweetened apple juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 cup Karo
- 4 crunchy granola bars, oats, nuts and honey flavor,
Directions: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Stir apples, cornstarch, sweetener,
cinnamon, apple juice and lemon juice together in a large
saucepan. Add syrup and mix well. Heat over medium-high heat
until the mixture just begins to boil, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat and transfer to a greased 13 x 9-inch baking
dish. Sprinkle crushed granola bars evenly over fruit filling.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender.
Recipe Suggestion: Try this recipe with peaches, cherries or
blueberries in place of apples and use ¼ teaspoon almond extract
instead of cinnamon.
- ½ cup butter or margarine
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 can (15 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Yield: Makes 4 cups
Use as a dip for fresh fruit or drizzle over ice cream or
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Melt butter in a medium-size saucepan. Stir in sugar, corn
syrup and water. Bring to a full boil over medium-high heat. Add
condensed milk, stirring constantly. Bring to a full boil for 3
minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Serve immediately or
keep warm in a slow cooker or fondue pot. Dip fresh apples,
pears, bananas, graham crackers or gingersnaps in the Caramel
Recipe Tip: Prepare ahead and reheat in microwave. If sauce
seems too thick, stir in 1 tablespoon water or milk.
In addition to the apples, these delicious dishes are made
with the natural goodness of Argo Corn Starch and
Karo Corn Syrup, which can add
flavor and texture to dozens of tempting recipes.
Cornstarch such as Argo is an important but inexpensive
ingredient in a variety of dishes, from soup to dessert.
Thickening with cornstarch rather than flour adds fewer calories
(47 percent fewer) because you use less. And
Karo is a natural sweetener, made of
pure corn syrup and real vanilla.
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