Rosy Red Christmas Apples Recipe
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Rosy Red Christmas Apples Recipe

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Pretty enough to pass as dessert, these sweet festive apples make a nice alternative to salad. The creamy nut-filled mixture stuffed inside is delightful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon red liquid food coloring
  • 16 medium apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 247 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring sugar, water and food coloring to a boil. Place four apples in pan; boil for 3 minutes. Turn apples over; boil 2-5 minutes longer or until apples are crisp-tender. Place in a large dish to cool. Repeat with remaining apples.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, pecans and mayonnaise. Stuff into center of apples. Serve or refrigerate. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Rosy Red Christmas Apples in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p38

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