Lamb with Roasted Apples and Onions

Lamb with Roasted Apples and Onions

This elegant, succulent dish is fit to grace any special occasion table - and as a Recipe Makeover, it's leaner than the traditional rack of lamb.

Per serving: 316 calories and 15g fat.

Saves: 313 calories and 22g fat!


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 50 mins

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About this Recipe Makeover

Traditional rack of lamb dishes are high in fat. This made-over recipe trims the excess calories by trimming off the meat fat, reducing the oil, and omitting the wine. The roasted fruit and onion add nutrition and an inviting flavor.

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  • 2 racks of lamb, French trimmed, lean
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch each of sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 3 golden delicious apples, skin on, cored and cut into thick wedges
  • 2 onions, skin on, cut into thick wedges
  • 3 whole garlic cloves
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • 8 large sage leaves
  • 2 racks of lamb (4 lbs), 1/4-inch fat on
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch each of salt and black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp garlic
  • 2 Tbsp rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp thyme
  • 2 Tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 375F.

Place the rack of lamb in a baking dish lined with non-stick baking paper. Bake for 25 minutes.

While the lamb is cooking, combine the honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small saucepan and warm over low heat, stirring until combined. Remove from heat.

Place the apples, onions and garlic in a bowl and toss with the warm honey mixture. Remove lamb from the oven; leave oven on. Scatter the apples, onions and garlic around the lamb, sprinkling with rosemary and sage.

Brush meat with any remaining honey mixture. Bake for a further 20 to 25 minutes or until apples and onions are golden and meat is cooked to your liking.

Thanks to Fresh Finesse, adapted by CalorieKing