Baked apple desserts just scream "FALL!" (Well, not literally. That would be terrifying. But also kinda cool!) So now that autumn is here, make this super-delish, hot-n-fruity dish. Mmmmmmm...
8 slices light white bread
5 Fuji apples, cored and thinly sliced
1 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed), divided
2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup Fiber One bran cereal (original)
1/4 cup light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
3/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/2 cup light vanilla soymilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Optional topping: Cool Whip Free
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9" X 13" baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
Lightly toast bread and tear into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
Place apple slices in a large bowl and toss with lemon juice. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and salt. Mix well and set aside.
Place cereal in a blender or food processor with 1 tbsp. brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Grind to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Transfer to a second bowl. Add butter and mix until evenly dispersed; mixture will be crumbly. Set aside.
In another bowl, combine egg substitute, soymilk, vanilla extract, and remaining 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Mix well. Gently stir in bread pieces. Transfer mixture to the bowl with the apple slices and gently stir to combine.
Evenly spoon apple-bread mixture into the baking pan and top with crumb mixture.
Bake in the oven until firm and lightly browned, 35 - 40 minutes.
Allow to cool slightly, and then slice into sixths. If you like, top each serving with a dollop of Cool Whip. Enjoy!
MAKES 6 SERVINGS