Food & Recipes

Baked Honey-Nut Apples

by Kathy Gunst

Baked Honey-Nut Apples

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutesServes: 4 servings4 medium fresh tart apples, such as Macintosh or Cortland

1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 Tbs honey
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup apple cider or water
1 1/2 Tbs sugar

Mix walnuts, honey, and cinnamon; stuff apples; place apples in pan. Mix cinnamon and sugar, and sprinkle over apples.

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use a small knife to remove the apple cores, cutting into the center of the apples, but leaving bottom intact to form a cavity. Peel the top half of the apples.

2. In a small bowl, mix walnuts, honey, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Use a small spoon to stuff apples with filling on top.

3. Places stuffed apples in a medium-size, shallow roasting dish or baking pan (leaving enough room so the apples don’t touch), and pour the cider or water over them.

4. Mix sugar and remaining cinnamon; sprinkle over tops of apples. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, basting once or twice, or until apples are soft. (Warning: Apples will be very hot-let them stand for a few minutes to cool.) 

Serve warm.

per serving (1 apple): 181 calories, 5 g fat (0.5 g saturated), 1 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol.