Turkish Apples

Outstanding dessert that will please everyone.

Servings: 6

• 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted *
• 24 whole cloves
• 6 medium Granny Smith apples (tart green apples), peeled and cored
• 2/3 cup granulated sugar
• 1 cup water
• 1/2 cup plain yogurt
• 1 dash almond extract

Insert 4 cloves around the top of each apple; set apples aside.

In a wide 3 to 4-quart pan or deep skillet (you have to fit six apples in the pan), combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.

Set apples in syrup. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, basting apples with syrup several times, until tender (12 to 15 minutes).

Place each apple on a dessert dish. Stir together yogurt and almond extract; spoon mixture evenly into the center of each apple. Spoon syrup around apples and sprinkle with almonds. Serve warm or at room temperature.

COOKS NOTE: To toast almonds: Place almonds evenly in a shallow pan and toast in a 350ºF oven.

Per Serving: 282 Calories; 9g Fat (24.7% calories from fat); 2g Saturated Fat; 4g Protein; 57g Carbohydrate; 12g Dietary Fiber; 1mg Cholesterol; 82mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Fat; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

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