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
- 2 heaping tbsp blanched almonds
- 1/4 cup plump dried apricots
- 2 tbsp honey
- 4 tbsp rolled oats
- 1 large apple
- 1 tbsp raisins
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Chop almonds and apricots. Set aside.
- Place the honey in a saucepan and heat until melted.
- Stir in the oats and cook gently over low heat for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in the almonds, raisins and apricots.
- Core the apple, slightly widen the top and score horizontally around the circumference to prevent skin from bursting while baking.
- 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.
- Serve immediately.