02/17/2012 12:14 EST | Updated 04/25/2012 05:12 EDT

Caramelized Apples With Frozen Yogurt (RECIPE)

A creamy-sweet combination of caramelized apples and vanilla frozen yogurt topped with crunchy granola offers the perfect ending to any meal. Top with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a truly decadent dessert.

Caramel Apple Sundaes

3 apples (McIntosh or Spy), peeled cored and cut into 12 wedges (per apple)

15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh lemon juice

75 ml (1/3 cup) butter

500 ml (2 cups) sugar

15 ml (1 tbsp) vanilla

125 ml (1/2 cup) 35 per cent cream

1.5 l (6 cups) vanilla frozen yogurt or vanilla ice cream

250 ml (1 cup) crunchy granola

In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Set aside.

In a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add sugar and stir until it has completely dissolved and is dark amber in colour. Add apples with their juices and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring often, until apples are softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in vanilla and cream and transfer to a large bowl. Let cool, cover and transfer to fridge to chill and thicken (at least 1 hour and up to 2 days).

To assemble: For each serving, place 2 caramelized apples wedges in a sundae glass. Top with a scoop of frozen yogurt, 2 caramelized apple wedges and some granola. Repeat frozen yogurt, apple and granola layers. Top with additional whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition information per serving: 690 calories; 8 g protein; 22 g total fat (14 g saturated fat); 121 g carbohydrate; 4 g fibre; 75 mg cholesterol; 220 mg sodium.

Source: Ontario Apple Growers,