Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mmmm...Apple cake

Good Morning! Last night I made some low fat Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce for dessert. It's hard to believe it's so low in calories. I enjoy baking with apples, it makes the whole house smell so good! For the recipe page I started with real red and added some tart and tangy designer paper. The recipe is on white with some real red behind it. The scallop circle is punched from old olive paper, and under it is some red checkered ribbon. Another favorite apple recipe of mine is the Snicker Bar Salad. The other day I was in the local grocery store and they were giving out samples of Candy Bar Pear Salad, which is similar. It reminded me of the Snicker salad with a different twist. It was awesome! {To make both a little lighter you could use light yogurt and sour cream and just add some of the chopped candy bars on top.} Here are both recipes:
Candy Bar Pear salad

3/4 c. vanilla yogurt

1/4 c. sour cream

1 c. red grapes,halved

2 pears, cut in bite size pieces

1 8oz. can crushed pineapple

2 Baby Ruth candy bars,chopped

2 T. flaked coconut

Mix altogether, top with coconut. Makes 10- 1/2c. servings

Snicker Bar Salad

2 Snicker Bars,chopped

3 apples,chopped

Mix 1 package instant vanilla pudding with

1c. milk or buttermilk.Add to apples and snickers.

Fold in 1 8oz. Cool Whip.

I can't wait for an occasion to make the pear salad,but its too large for just the two of us. I do have a potluck coming up, though. I was going to take No Name brand wild rice meatballs with Famous Dave's sweet and zesty BBQ sauce. I tried that at a recent Taste of Home show and it was soooo good! Maybe I need to make both! Have a great day!

Apple cake with caramel sauce
1c. flour
1c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp.cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
2 c. shredded apples
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
Mix and pour in a greased 9" pan and bake at
350 for 25-30 min.
serve with sauce:
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. flour
1/8 tsp.salt
Mix and gradually add 1 c. water until it comes
to a boil. Cook 2 min. or until thickened. Add
1 T. butter and 1/4 tsp. vanilla.
serves 9 251 cal. 4 fat 2 fiber


Rebecca said...

Your recipe card looks great! I am going to have to try that cake. It sounds delicious.

Avril Miller said...

I was just searching for a LOW fat apple cake! How wonderful that you have just posted a recipe for one!!!

And I will def. be making the candy bar salads - they sounds soooo yummy and I know my family will love them.