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Recipe by Southern Living September 2008

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Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
45 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
1 hr 11 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°. Cut apples in half, cutting through stem and bottom ends. Scoop out core and pulp, leaving a 3/4-inch shell. Cut about 1/4 inch from opposite side of apple, forming a flat base.

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  • Stir together crushed granola bars and next 4 ingredients. Spoon mixture into apple shells, pressing to gently pack. Arrange apples in a 13- x 9-inch pan. Pour cider around apples in pan.

  • Bake at 375° for 25 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender, basting twice with pan juices.

  • Place apples on a serving plate. Add preserves to pan juices, and cook, over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until thickened. Serve apples with warm sauce and Greek yogurt.

  • Granola-Ginger Baked Pears: Substitute 4 Bosc pears for apples. Proceed with recipe as directed.

  • Note: Baking times will vary greatly due to the ripeness of your fruit. Begin testing for doneness by inserting a wooden pick directly into the fruit (not granola mixture) after 25 minutes of baking. A wooden pick should be able to pierce the fruit easily with just a little resistance. Overcooking will lead to the fruit losing its natural shape and becoming mushy. For testing purposes only, we used Nature Valley Oats 'N Honey Crunchy Granola Bars.

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