Low-Cal Apple Cobbler

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 2 tbsp. Splenda brown sugar (not packed)
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups peeled apple chunks (any sweet, not tart, variety)

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup Fiber One bran cereal (original)
  • 2 sheets (8 crackers) low-fat honey graham crackers
  • 2 tbsp. fat-free liquid egg substitute
  • 2 tbsp. no-sugar-added applesauce
  • 2 tbsp. Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated), divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, divided

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine first 7 ingredients, through the salt in a medium sized pot. Stir well. Heat the apple mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once liquid thickens to a syrupy consistency and begins to bubble, reduce heat to low, stir in apples and cover. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, and then transfer mixture to a medium-sized baking dish. Set aside.
  4. Next, break graham crackers into small pieces. Place graham pieces and Fiber One in a blender or food processor, and grind to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Transfer crumbs to a microwave-safe dish, and add remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  5. Microwave graham mixture for 1 minute. Use a fork to break up the toughened mixture as much as possible, and then allow it to cool for a few minutes.
  6. Transfer graham mixture to a food processor or blender, and pulse until crumbly and uniform. Evenly distribute graham topping over apple mixture.
  7. Place the dish in the oven, and bake for 10 minutes. Allow cobbler to cool slightly before serving. MAKES 4 SERVINGS

* This recipe is a modification from the Apple of Our Eye Hungry-Girl Recipe.