Spiced Fruit Stuffed Apples

Spiced Fruit Stuffed Apples
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Recipe type: Desserts
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Serves: 4
 
Easy to prepare; Kids love it; Kids can help.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 medium cooking apples (Jonathan, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, etc)
  • ¼ cup cranberries, fresh or dried, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla yogurt, optional
  • 1 quart water
  • ¼ cup currents or raisins
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup apple cider or apple juice
  • sprinkle of cinnamon for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine water and lemon juice; set aside.
  2. Prepare apples. Working with one apple at a time, slice ½ inch from the stem end and remove core; use a paring knife or apple corer. From the cut edge of each apple, peel away a ½ inch strip. Place each prepared apple in lemon-water; cut side down, to prevent browning, until ready to stuff.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine currents, cranberries, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Drain apples.
  5. Stuff each apple with spiced fruit mixture.
  6. Place apples in a greased 8×8-inch baking dish. Pour apple cider over apples.
  7. Bake 350degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes.
  8. Serve warm with a little concentrated apple cider or juice from the bottom of the pan.
  9. Top each apple with 1- tablespoon vanilla yogurt or cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired. For smaller serving, cut each apple in half and garnish.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 213 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 44g Sugar: 40g Fiber: 4g Cholesterol: 15mg