Lower-Cholesterol Apple Bake

Here’s a healthier take on a baked dessert. Bake this treat ahead of time and warm it up before serving. Garnish with whipped cream or ice cream for a cool, creamy contrast.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) box yellow cake mix
  • 1⁄2 cup low-cholesterol margarine, softened
  • 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 large baking apples, cored, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1⁄4 cup cholesterol-free egg product (i.e., Egg Beaters)
  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan.
  • Mix cake mix, margarine, brown sugar, and cinnamon until large crumbs form.
  • Set aside 2⁄3 cup of the crumb mixture. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of a rectangular baking pan. Arrange apples on top of this layer.
  • Combine egg product and sour cream and pour this mixture on top of the fruit. Top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until topping browns slightly.
  • Cool before serving.