Fruit Baked Apples
A great cold weather dessert, spiced dried fruit mixture fills fresh apples that are baked in an apple cider sauce. The apples fill the house with tempting aromas as they bake.
1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Pinch ground cinnamon
Pinch ground nutmeg
2 cups apple cider or juice
1 (6-ounce) package dried mixed fruit, chopped
1 tablespoon stick butter or margarine
8 tart baking apples
- Combine Equal®, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium saucepan. Stir in cider and dried fruit. Heat to boiling.
- Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until fruit is tender and cider mixture is reduced to about 1 cup. Stir in butter until melted.
- Remove cores from apples, cutting into but not through bottoms. Peel 1-inch around tops. Place apples in greased baking pan. Fill centers with fruit. Spoon remaining cider mixture over apples.
- Bake, uncovered, in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven about 45 minutes or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork.
Makes 8 servings.
*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener.
Nutrition information per serving (1 apple): calories 176, protein 1 g, carbohydrate 42 g, fat 2 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 22 mg.
Food Exchanges: 2 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.