Lighten Up, America!

We sent Cooking Light's tireless contributing editor, Allison Fishman Task, on a mission: to crisscross the country in search of favorite regional foods and to lighten them for a country that is starting to think hard about what it eats. Buy the Book: Lighten Up, America!

Regional Favorites: Fruit Toppings

Dress up a bowl of ice cream or slice of pound cake instantly with one of these favorites from across the country.

  • Print
  • |
  • Email
Apple & Brandy Sauce
Photo: Oxmoor House

East: Apple & Brandy Sauce

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add 1 1/2cups sliced peeled apple; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add 1 tablespoon sugar, 3 tablespoons brandy, 1/4  teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/8 teaspoon ginger; cook over medium-low heat 2 minutes or until apple is tender, stirring occasionally.

SERVES 6 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

CALORIES 43; FAT 2g (sat 1.2g); SODIUM 17mg

More Ways To Get Cooking Light



JavaScript must be enabled to use this Calendar module.

Our Best Easter Desserts

Find the perfect ending to your Easter feast with these light and fresh springtime desserts.

Black and White Angel Food Cake Recipe