While this recipe is lower sugar, since you are likely adding no sugar in ingredient form, apples, themselves, contain natural sugars.
Thankfully, Granny Smith apples also contain an appreciable amount of fiber as well.
Use this topping with coffee cakes, in cakes, on a favorite, frozen dessert, or on top of a cheesecake, as is seen here, with my Caramel Apple Cheesecake.
For the brown sugar I typically go with my blend (recipe here), but feel free to use whatever you like most.
Pecan Apple Topping
½ cup brown sugar replacement in a substitute
1 peeled and diced (about 1.5 cups) Granny Smith apple
1 cup roughly chopped pecans
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup butter
Combine and cook on the stove top for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Let cool completely.
YIELD: Roughly 2 cups, or 8, 1/4 cup servings
NOTE: Apples will still be slightly crunchy, but that adds to the texture. It’s not off-putting. It’s pretty wonderful.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: Calories: 170.4, Carbohydrates: 5.5 grams, Fiber: 1 grams, Net Carbohydrates: 4.5 grams, Protein: .55 grams, Fat: 15.7 grams