Baked Apples in Bourbon-Cider Sauce


Makes 2 servings


2 large baking apples such as Jonagold, McIntosh or Rome Beauty
1 cup unsweetened apple cider or apple juice
2 tablespoons bourbon, whisky or additional apple cider
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon butter
1/3 cup low-fat, no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Peel apples; cut in half through stem ends. Arrange apple halves cut sides up in a shallow baking dish. Pour apple cider and bourbon over apples. Sprinkle cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg over apples. Bake uncovered 10 minutes . Baste apples with juices in dish; continue baking 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender.
  2. Transfer apples to two serving plates; let stand 10 minutes to cool. Meanwhile, transfer juices in baking dish to a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until juices are reduced to 1/4 cup, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat; add butter, swirling pan to melt butter. Spoon sauce over apples. Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 apple with 2 tablespoons sauce and 3 tablespoons ice cream
Calories 218
Calories from Fat 13 %
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 1 g
Sodium 41 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 2
Fat 2

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