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Spiced Baked Apples with Raisins and Walnuts

Baked Apples

Baked apples are a favorite fall dessert. They feel like a sweet treat but require very little sugar, making them basically healthy. 

Especially in the fall, Baked Apples are a favorite dessert. Adding a little brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, and warm spices takes these Spiced Baked Apples with Raisins and Walnuts over the top. 

Ingredients: 

¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup raisins
¼ cup walnut pieces
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 fuji apples
½ cup water

Recipe directions: 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, toss together the sugar, raisins, walnuts, and spices. 

Use a paring knife to cut the tops (stem end) off the apples. Use the knife and a melon baller or a small spoon to core the apples, leaving about 1 inch of the bottom intact, so that the filling will not fall out. 

Arrange the apples in an 8-inch-by-8-inch baking dish. Stuff them with the sugar-raisin-walnut mixture. Pour the water around the base of the apples. Loosely cover the apples with foil, and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, and spoon the sauce in the bottom of the pan over the apples. Serve on their own, or with Greek yogurt or ice cream, or a drizzle of cream.

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