This simple dessert has a mild taste and is easy to prepare. For more flavor, you can add 1/4 cup raisins or chopped nuts to the filling or sprinkle the apples with crumbled ginger snap cookies. If tolerated, consider adding 1/8 teaspoon of grated lemon zest to the filling to add and extra dimension of flavor.
The apples can be served warm or cold. If you have leftover, make homemade applesauce by puréeing the apples and their cooking liquid in a food processor. Applesauce makes a great snack or can be enjoyed as a topping on angel food cake or with yogurt for breakfast.
To easily core apples and cut away the flesh around the core, use a curved grapefruit knife, serrated grapefruit spoon, or melon baller.
Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes or less
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 apple): Calories 160; Total Fat 0 g; Total Carbohydrate 42 g; Dietary Fiber 5 g; Sugars 35 g; Protein 1 g; Sodium 10 mg
Source: What to Eat During Cancer Treatment, American Cancer Society