It’s apple season! Apples are a low potassium fruit that anyone with Chronic Kidney Disease can enjoy. Apples are so versatile—they can be eaten fresh, baked in a dessert, or used as an ingredient in savory meals. This fall dessert recipe is a little slice of comfort and sure to be a crowd favorite, even for those without CKD.
Apple Cake with Warm Honey Sauce
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 3 cups diced, peeled apples
- 3 Tbsp. margarine
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup honey
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 ½ tsp. cornstarch
- ½ cup honey
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel
- 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. margarine
- dash nutmeg
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Pour 1/3 cup lemon juice over apples and coat. Set aside.
- Cream margarine and sugar. Add honey and beat well. Add egg and mix.
- Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg together and add to margarine mixture.
- Stir in apples. Pour into a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes.
- mix cornstarch, honey and water together in a small saucepan.
- Add lemon peel. Cook over moderate heat for about 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and stir in 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, margarine, and nutmeg.
Makes 9 servings.
(per 3-inch square of cake with 2 1/2 Tbsp. of sauce): 335 kcal, 172mg sodium, 111mg potassium, 93mg phosphorus.
Recipe used with permission from ARA