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Rosy Red Christmas Apples

 Rosy Red Christmas Apples
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.
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, pecans and mayonnaise.
  • Stuff into center of apples. Serve or refrigerate. Yield: 16
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 247 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.