In case we haven’t already discussed this, I’m from the south. Born and raised. Good ole’ Rocky Top. Well I’m not from Rocky Top. Which is actually Lake City. Or was….but that’s a story for another time.
I’m sure other areas of the country have their recipes they are famous for but nothing says love, nothing spells comfort, nothing puts you in a warm and fuzzy food induced coma faster than southern country cooking. That’s part of the problem with residing down south and coming up with healthy WW friendly recipes…if you don’t have a container of lard on your counter you don’t have a recipe.
Thanks to modern conveniences and some good old fashioned ingenuity though we will overcome. One of my WW friends in my If You Have an Egg Facebook group introduced me to Pizzelle Italian Wafer cookies a few weeks ago and I thank her. You are going to thank her too.
- 5 Vanilla Pizzelle Italian Wafer Cookies
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/8 cup sugar free maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
Add all ingredients except the Pizzelle to a small saucepan and heat on medium until it starts to simmer. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes stirring several times. Remove from heat and let the mixture sit about 10 minutes to cook and continue to thicken. Place one cookie on a plate and spoon on a thin layer of the apple mixture, spreading evenly over cookie. Continue with next 3 cookies and then top with the 5th. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, remove plastic wrap and cut gently in half with a bread knife. I like mine cold, hubby likes his heated up with a scoop of vanilla Halo Top ice cream. Either way this is a southern girl’s dream come true. Apple Stack Cake like Granny used to make + WW friendly = Southern Girls Rule.
Link to the Apple store is: Smart Points Database in the Apple Store
Link to the Google play store is:
Smart Points Database on the Google Play Store