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Polenta Cakes with Apples and Cheddar

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Slices of apples and shredded cheddar cheese over crispy polenta cakes makes a perfect, light appetizer or dinner.
Servings: 8
Calories: 125


  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Corn Grits or Polenta
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple , sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • freshly ground peppercorns
  • crushed red pepper


  • Pour water into a large saucepan and add salt; bring to a rolling boil.
  • Gradually add in the Corn Grits and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Reduce heat to low and continue to cook until mixture thickens, about 30 minutes; stirring often. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and line with saran wrap.
  • Pour the cooked polenta into the saran wrap lined dish.
  • Add another layer of saran wrap on top and smooth it down directly on top of the polenta.
  • Place into the refrigerator to set up; about 2 hours.
  • Lift the polenta out of the dish and place it on top of a cutting board.
  • Remove the saran wrap and, using a round cookie cutter, cut out 6 to 8 polenta circles.
  • Place a saute pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • When oil is hot, place the polenta circles into the pan.
  • Cook until a golden crust has formed on both sides.
  • Remove cakes from pan and top with slices of apples and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Season with freshly ground peppercorns and crushed red pepper.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Polenta Cakes with Apples and Cheddar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 377mg16%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.