Stuffed Granny Smiths With Maple Sauce

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Stuffed Granny Smiths With Maple SauceRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia E. DeGaris
8 servings (serving size: 1 apple and 2 tablespoons sauce)


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3/4 cup dried sweet cherries
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin-pie spice
8 Granny Smith apples (about 3 pounds)
1 cup apple juice
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, melted


Preheat oven to 350°.

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

Core apples three-fourths of the way through. (Do not cut through bottom.) Peel top half of each apple. Fill apples with cherry mixture. Place apples in a 12-inch cast-iron or heavy ovenproof skillet. Add the juice to skillet. Combine maple syrup and butter; pour over apples. Cover; bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover; baste apples with juices from pan. Bake, uncovered, an additional 25 minutes or until tender. Serve with sauce.

Note: Apples can also be baked in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

Created date

January 1999

Nutritional Information

Calories 307
Caloriesfromfat 13 %
Fat 4.4 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 0.9 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 1.7 g
Carbohydrate 69.5 g
Fiber 5.7 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 29 mg
Calcium 56 mg