Poached Apples with Cranberry Sauce
These bright and saucy poached apples make a wonderful accompaniment to roast turkey, chicken or ham.
1/3 cup canned or homemade whole cranberry sauce
1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 Golden Delicious apples
- In small bowl, combine cranberry sauce, orange peel, and nutmeg; set aside.
- In medium saucepan, combine water, orange juice, and sugar; heat to simmer.
- Meanwhile, peel apples and cut in half lengthwise; remove core and slightly hollow out middle of each half to make a small depression.
- Place apple halves in simmering water mixture, cover and cook until just tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and fill centers with reserved cranberry mixture.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 89; Protein: .4g; Fat: .4g; Carbohydrate: 22g; Fiber: 3g; Sodium: 7mg; Cholesterol: 0.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Washington Apple Commission.