Stuffed Baked Apple

Stuffed Baked Apple

A recipe post from the series “Yessica’s Yummies” by Yessica Saez.

Have you heard the old proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, in recent years scientific evidence has proven that this proverb may be correct. Apples contain chemicals that have anticancer and anti-inflammatory actions. The high levels of soluble fiber found in apples lower the “bad” cholesterol and prevent colon cancer.

Research has found that adults who eat apples have:

  • Strong immune systems
  • Less stress
  • Smaller waistlines
  • Less abdominal fat
  • Lower blood pressure

We love apples in their natural form, but this recipe makes for a scrumptious, warm dessert, perfect for cold winter nights!

Stuffed Baked Apple

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Ingredients
  • 2 heaping tbsp blanched almonds
  • 1/4 cup plump dried apricots
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 large apple
  • 1 tbsp raisins
Preparation
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop almonds and apricots. Set aside.
  3. Place the honey in a saucepan and heat until melted.
  4. Stir in the oats and cook gently over low heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the almonds, raisins and apricots.
  6. Core the apple, slightly widen the top and score horizontally around the circumference to prevent skin from bursting while baking.
  7. Place in a baking dish and fill the cavity with the stuffing. Pour water into the dish and bake for 35 minutes or until the apple is tender.
  8. Serve immediately.

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