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Baked Apples with Cinnamon-Oat Topping

by Jessica Cox, RD

Servings: 4 (1 stuffed apple half Per Serving)
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 stuffed apple half
    
Amount per serving
Calories 151
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 
 Saturated Fat 2g 
Cholesterol 8mg 
Sodium 100mg 
Total Carbohydrate 24g 
 Dietary Fiber 3g 
Protein 1g 
 

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Warm apples and a crispy topping make this a comforting fall dessert. Leave the skin on the apples for a dose of fiber, and serve with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream or yogurt, if desired.

Ingredients

2 medium sweet red apples (such as Gala or Braeburn)
3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans (or substitute walnuts)
2 tablespoons uncooked quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon chopped dried cranberries
1 tablespoon cold butter, finely chopped
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon salt
½ cup 100-percent apple juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut each apple in half horizontally. Use a melon baller or spoon to remove the core from each half, creating a rounded hole.
  3. Combine nuts, oats, brown sugar, cranberries, butter, cinnamon and salt. Use your fingers or a fork to mix until mixture resembles coarse meal. Fill each apple half with about 2 tablespoons of oat mixture.
  4. Place apples in an 8-inch baking dish; pour apple juice around apples in dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown.

Cooking Tip

Baking time will vary depending on the variety, size and ripeness of the apples. Apples are finished when easily pierced with a toothpick.
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About the author:

Jessica C Cox RD

Jessica Cox, RD

is a registered dietitian and chef with a passion for teaching people to eat healthy for a happy and delicious life. She is the culinary nutritionist at eMeals, a meal planning service that helps families across America enjoy healthy meals together. She regularly contributes original recipes and food and nutrition content to various publications.

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