Parsnip and Apple Dessert

Parsnips and green apples come together for a healthy dessert. Great for those who are watching calories and fat and trying to eat more fruits and veggies. If you're really health conscious, you can omit the butter and add water to the pan in its place. Cook longer for desired texture; cook less or not at all for a healthier raw dessert.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced

  • 1 large parsnip, peeled and cut into long thin pieces

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; cook apples and parsnip in the melted butter until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Stir water, brown sugar, and cinnamon into apple-parsnip mixture; cook until sugar dissolves and apple-parsnip mixture has softened, about 5 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
3g Fat
22g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 295mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.