Baked, Stuffed Apples

Baked Stuffed Apples

Baked Stuffed Apples

Serves 8

Use naturally sweet, juicy apples from the seaon's best to avoid the need for extra sugar.  If you do crave a little more sweetness, swap out 1 cup of the water in the baking dish for either apple juice or apple cider.

8 small apples, any variety

3/4 cup thick-rolled oats

1/4 cup raisins

2 tablespoons pecan pieces

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. To prepare apples:  Use an apple corer to remove the cores and seeds from the apples.  Then, use a peeler to remove about 1/2-inch of the apple peel, around the top of the apple.  Squeeze the apples into a square oven-safe baking dish.

3. To prepare stuffing:  In a small bowl, combine the oats, raisins, pecans, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.  Put about 2 tablespoons of the stuffing in each apple.  Sprinkle extra stuffing over the top.

4. To bake the apples:  Pour the water and cider vinegar in the pan with the apples, so that the liquid comes up about an inch in the baking dish.  Cover the pan with foil and bake for about 40 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes, until the topping darkens.

5. Serve warm.

 

Nutrition Facts per serving

Serving size: 1 stuffed apple

Calories 143.28

Total Fat 2.58g 4%

Saturated Fat 0.35g 2%

Monounsaturated Fat 1.09g 

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.84g 

Sodium 4.4mg <1%

Potassium 231.49mg 7%

Total Carbohydrates 28.91g 10%

Fiber 4.73g 19%

Sugar 11.19g 

Protein 3.06g 6%

 

Vitamin C 5.19mg 9%

Iron 1.02mg 6%

Thiamin 0.15mg 10%

Phosphorus 97.77mg 10%

Magnesium 35.93mg 9%

Zinc 0.72mg 5%

Copper 0.16mg 8%

Manganese 0.89mg 45%