Baked apples are a wonderful seasonal dessert with little to no added sugar. The fiber, healthy fat and protein from the walnuts, combined with the sweetness of the apple and dried fruit, will satisfy any sweet tooth. Makes 2 servings.
1T walnuts (or nuts of your choice), chopped
1T dried cranberries (or any dried fruit of your choice)
2 medium apples, washed and cored
(note: Granny Smith and Honeycrisp hold their shape well when cooked)
1t raw honey or maple syrup (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon and nutmeg in small bowl. Place apples in small baking dish or loaf pan. Fill the core of each apple with fruit and nut mixture. Pour the water in the dish (optional: drizzle honey/syrup over the apples). Cover with foil (or use oven-proof cover to the dish) and bake for 20–30 minutes or until apples are tender.
Amount Per Serving
Dietary Fiber 7g