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Cranberry Stuffed Apples

 Cranberry Stuffed Apples
Cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts add a homey autumn flavor to these stuffed apples, but the slow cooker does most of the work for me. —Graciela Sandvigen, Rochester, New York
5 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 5 medium apples
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions

  • Core apples, leaving bottoms intact. Peel top third of each apple;
  • place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the cranberries, brown sugar,
  • walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg; spoon into apples.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until apples are tender. Serve
  • with whipped cream or ice cream if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 apple (calculated without whipped cream or ice cream) equals 136 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 6 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit.