Spotlight Recipes: Apple Desserts for Under 250 Calories

Apples desserts top my list of favorite indulgences (besides chocolate). But many (especially pastries) pack in loads of fat and calories. Here are some apple goodies that are less than 250 calories per serving and packed with fiber and the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C.
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Besides chocolate, apple desserts top my list of favorite indulgences, but many (especially pastries) contain loads of fat and calories. Here are some apple goodies that are less than 250 calories per serving and are packed with fiber, beta-carotene and vitamin C.

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