*sigh* It hasn’t even been a week, and I miss my oven. The weather turned chilly today, and I really really really wanted to make Baked Apples. Have you ever had them? Made right, and served with a tiny dollop of whipped cream, they’re a warm, sweet, low-calorie dessert, with fiber and protein to boot. You can also serve them topped with greek yogurt for breakfast.
There are a lot of recipes out there that add a ridiculous amount of sugar. This one is nice, because it relies more on the natural sweetness of the apple and warm spices than a whole bunch of added sugar.
1 small baking apple (Honeycrisps are fabulous!)
2 tbsp chopped dried fruit (raisins, apricots, cranberries, prunes, etc)
1 tbsp chopped walnuts
1 tbsp quick oats
1 tsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp unsalted butter or canola oil
1. Using an apple corer or small paring knife, remove half of the apple core (Don’t cut a hole all the way through the apple, or the stuffing will fall out!)
2. Place fruit, walnuts, brown sugar, and spices into the hole in the apple. Place 1/2 tsp butter or canola oil on top of stuffing and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until apple is tender.
3. Serve warm, topped with 1/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt for breakfast, or a tiny dollop of whipped cream for dessert.