Apple Dessert Polenta

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Polenta can be a lot of things. I creamy or deep fried, parmesan or curry flavored, savory or even sweet. I was looking for a way to enjoy the flavors of an apple pie, but cut back on the calories/fat of a crust. The result was a creamy apple dessert garnished with caramel sauce and some granola. It's a treat that you can enjoy during the cool autumn weather.

Apple Dessert Polenta

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 3
Calories: 343kcal
Author: SatMorning21



  • ½ Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Polenta (cornmeal)
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • ¼ T Cardamom
  • ½ T Cinnamon
  • 2 TB Sugar
  • ½ T Vanilla
  • 1 TB Mascarpone
  • 1 TB Butter


  • 1 Apple cored, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup granola something with some pecans, toast it a little
  • 2 TB Caramel sauce



  • Add butter to pan and saute over medium heat. Cook for 6-8 minutes.
  • Add cinnamon and sugar, cook for another 2-3 minutes.


  • Combine cardamom, cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, water and 1/3 cup of milk into a sauce pot and bring to a slow boil.
  • Slowly whisk in the polenta (cornmeal).
  • Lower heat to medium and continue to whisk. It will start to thicken. Cook about 2-4 minutes.
  • Once it starts coming together, add another 1/3 cup of milk and whisk.
  • As it thickens again, add the last 1/3 cup of milk and whisk.
  • Once it starts to thicken, remove from heat and add your butter and mascarpone. Mix to combine.
  • The consistency should be a little loose. When you put a large scoop on your plate, it should spread and flatten a little (but shouldn't be soupy), as opposed to resembling mashed potatoes.

To Plate

  • Scoop polenta into a bowl and then add apples on top.
  • Sprinkle granola over top for a perfect crunch.
  • Drizzle with caramel.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1mg








































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