Cider-Poached Apples with Cinnamon Yogurt


Makes 2 servings


1 cup apple cider or apple juice
1/2 stick cinnamon or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, halved and cored
1/4 cup vanilla sugar-free fat-free yogurt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Bring apple cider and cinnamon stick to a boil in small saucepan over high heat. Let boil, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup.
  2. Add apples; cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until apples are just tender. Gently remove apple halves and poaching liquid from saucepan. Refrigerate until cooled.
  3. Combine yogurt and ground cinnamon in small bowl; reserve 1 tablespoon. Divide remaining yogurt mixture evenly between 2 dessert dishes. Place apple halves on top of sauce. Sprinkle each apple half with toasted pecans. Drizzle with reserved yogurt sauce.


To toast the pecans, spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Use them immediately or store them in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/2 apple
Calories 159
Calories from Fat 28 %
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 2 g
Sodium 21 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 2
Fat 1

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