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Spiced Baked Apple Recipe

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Spiced Baked Apple Recipe
Jen Hoy
Good year round, these are especially wonderful in fall and winter when apples are at their peak and we crave a warm dessert. A healthy alternative to cakes and cookies, baked apples are also a great comfort food, and can be dressed up with Vanilla Tofu Whip. This recipe can be prepared without the nuts and raisins.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 large firm, tart apples such Crispin, Winesap, Granny Smith, or Jonagold
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped, toasted pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup apple cider (or 1/2 cup water if not available)

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Core apples whole or, alternatively, cut in half and remove core with a small knife.

Sprinkle with lemon juice.

Place apples in glass or other non-reactive baking dish.

Mix maple syrup or agave, raisins, nuts and spices.

Fill apples (or apple halves) with mixture.

Pour apple cider into bottom of dish and cover with a lid or foil.

Bake 25 minutes.

Remove foil, baste apples with pan juices and bake, uncovered, for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until apples are tender but not mushy.

Serve warm or room temperature.

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