Stuffed Granny Smiths With Maple Sauce

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia E. DeGaris

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 apple and 2 tablespoons sauce)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 307
  • Calories from fat: 13%
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 69.5g
  • Fiber: 5.7g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 29mg
  • Calcium: 56mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. Note: Apples can also be baked in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
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