Apple Filled Pound Cake

(Dessert of the Month from Mr. Food)

4 c. finely chopped unpeeled cooking apples

½ c. orange juice, divided

1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

1 c. white sugar

½ c. applesauce

1 whole egg

2 egg whites

2 2/3 c. all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

¼ c. low fat milk

2 ½ tsp. vanilla extract

2 Tbsp. brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350°. In medium size bowl, combine apples, ¼ c. orange juice & cinnamon; mix well. In large bowl, with electric mixer on MEDIUM, combine white sugar & applesauce for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth. Add whole egg and egg whites and beat well. Slowly add half the flour, the baking powder, salt, milk and remaining ¼ c. orange juice; beat in remaining flour until batter is well mixed. Add the vanilla and mix well. Pour half the batter into 10” Bundt pan that has been coated with nonstick baking spray. Top with half the apple mixture, cover with remaining batter. Cover batter with remaining apple mixture and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes on wire rack; remove from pan onto serving platter. Serves 14.

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