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Maple-Nut Baked Apples

 Maple-Nut Baked Apples
NOW THAT our children have all married, baked apples are a perfect dessert for the two of us. These are a delicious ending to any meal. Using the microwave makes them so easy to prepare, even at the last minute. -Theresa Stewart, New Oxford, Pennsylvania
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium tart apples
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Directions

  • Core apples and peel the top two-thirds. Place in a 1-qt.
  • microwave-safe dish. Combine walnuts, raisins and cinnamon; press
  • into the center of each apple. Drizzle each with 1 teaspoon maple
  • syrup.
  • Cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until tender rotating
  • a half turn twice.
  • In a small microwave-safe dish, combine the butter and remaining
  • syrup. Heat, uncovered, on high for 15-25 seconds or until butter is
  • melted. Pour over apples; serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: The apples may also be baked in a conventional oven in a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until tender.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 295 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 3 g protein.