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Cinnamon-Molasses Baked Apples

Yield 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 small to medium baking apples, such as Golden Delicious or Rome Beauty
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup molasses

Nutrition Information

  • calories 256
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 42 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • sodium 51 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Mist an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Using a sharp paring knife, cut stem from each apple. Use a spoon or melon baller to scoop out seeds and core, creating a deep cavity but leaving about 1/2 inch of bottom intact. Place apples upright in baking dish.

  2. Combine brown sugar, salt, butter and cinnamon in a small bowl. Use fingers to press ingredients together and work into a thick paste. Mix in walnuts with fingers. Divide mixture and place into cavities of apples.

  3. Drizzle molasses over and around apples. Pour in enough water to just cover bottom of dish. Bake, basting often with pan juices, until apples are tender and filling is golden, 35 to 40 minutes.