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Maple-Nut Baked Apples Recipe

Maple-Nut Baked Apples Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until tender rotating a half turn twice.
  • 3. 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: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

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.