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Delicious Stuffed Baked Apples

 Delicious Stuffed Baked Apples
Baked apples are always a welcome sight at the dinner table on frigid fall evenings. This dressed-up version also features raisins, cranberries and apricots. —Glenda Ardoin, Hessmer, Louisiana
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 1 hour


  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2-1/4 cups cranberry-apple juice
  • 1/3 cup thawed cranberry juice concentrate
  • 4 large Golden Delicious apples
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground allspice, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  • In a small bowl, combine the raisins, cranberries and apricots. In a
  • small saucepan, bring juice and concentrate to a boil. Pour over
  • dried fruit; let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Core apples, leaving bottoms
  • intact. Peel the top third of each apple; place in a greased 8-in.
  • square baking dish.
  • Drain fruit mixture, reserving juice. Stir brown sugar and 1/2
  • teaspoon allspice into fruit; spoon into apples. Drizzle with
  • butter. Pour 3/4 cup reserved juice around apples.
  • Cover and bake for 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or
  • until tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring remaining
  • reserved juice and allspice to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced
  • to 1/4 cup. Serve with baked apples. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 533 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 151 mg sodium, 112 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 1 g protein.