Recipes Courtesy of the US American Apple Growers

Applesauce Frozen Yogurt Pie

What You Will Need
3 sheets graham crackers, crushed
3/4 cup quick oats, uncooked
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. sliced almonds
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. Vanilla

1 quart vanilla frozen yogurt, nonfat or low fat
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate, undiluted
1/2 tsp. coriander
1 Tbsp. sliced almonds

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Melt butter directly in 9-inch pie pan. Add remaining crust ingredients to melted butter in pie pan. Combine and press evenly in bottom and up the sides of pan.

Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cool completely.
Combine applesauce, orange juice concentrate and coriander, and mix thoroughly.
Spread 1/3 of frozen yogurt evenly in prepared crust.
Combine applesauce mixture and next third of yogurt and spread evenly over first layer of frozen yogurt.
Top with remaining third of frozen yogurt and spread evenly.
Top with 1 tablespoon sliced almonds.
Freeze until firm; best served the day it is prepared.

Makes 8 servings.

This delicious dessert is high in calcium, protein and fiber.
Nutrient analysis per serving (using low fat frozen yogurt): Calories, 253; protein, 8 g; carbohydrates, 35 g; fat, 10 g; fiber, 2 g; cholesterol, 21 mg; sodium, 159 mg; calcium, 220 mg.

Apple Juice Jigglers

What You Will Need
Nonstick cooking spray
1-1/2 tsp. unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup water
1 6-ounce can of frozen apple juice concentrate

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Very lightly coat 9"x5" loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Soften gelatin in water in saucepan for 5 minutes.
Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves.
Remove from heat. Add frozen apple juice concentrate; mix well.
Pour into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate until firm and set, about 2-3 hours.

Cut into one-inch cubes (or cut out shapes with cookie cutters) and serve as a snack.

Apple Blossom Ice-Cream Soda

What You Will Need
2 cups apple juice or cider
1 pint peach ice cream
Dry ginger ale, chilled
Apple slices, to garnish (decorate)

Pour 1/2 cup apple juice or cider in each of 4 tall glasses.
Divide ice cream equally among glasses.
Fill glasses with chilled ginger ale.
Stir gently to mix.
Garnish glasses with apple slices, and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.
Nutrient analysis per serving: Calories, 239; fat, 7 g; cholesterol, 43 g; fiber, 0 g; sodium, 70 mg. (To reduce fat content, use low-fat peach ice cream.)


For an easy apple appetizer, serve slices of different apple varieties with low-fat vanilla yogurt for dipping.

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