Stuffed Baked Apple

A recipe post from the series “Yessica’s Yummies” by Yessica Saez.

Have you heard the old proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Well, in recent years scientific evidence has proven that this proverb may be correct. Apples contain chemicals that have anticancer and anti-inflammatory actions. The high levels of soluble fiber found in apples lower the “bad” cholesterol and prevent colon cancer.

Research has found that adults who eat apples have:

  • Strong immune systems
  • Less stress
  • Smaller waistlines
  • Less abdominal fat
  • Lower blood pressure

We love apples in their natural form, but this recipe makes for a scrumptious, warm dessert, perfect for cold winter nights!

Stuffed Baked Apple

  Ingredients   -2 heaping tbsp blanched almonds  -1/4 cup plump dried apricots  -2 tbsp honey  -4 tbsp rolled oats  -1 large apple  -1 tbsp raisins   Preparation   -Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  -Chop almonds and apricots. Set aside.  -Place the honey in a saucepan and heat until melted.  -Stir in the oats and cook gently over low heat for 2 minutes.  -Remove from heat and stir in the almonds, raisins and apricots.  -Core the apple, slightly widen the top and score horizontally around the circumference to prevent skin from bursting while baking.  -Place in a baking dish and fill the cavity with the stuffing. Pour water into the dish and bake for 35 minutes or until the apple is tender.  Serve immediately.

Ingredients

-2 heaping tbsp blanched almonds

-1/4 cup plump dried apricots

-2 tbsp honey

-4 tbsp rolled oats

-1 large apple

-1 tbsp raisins

Preparation

-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

-Chop almonds and apricots. Set aside.

-Place the honey in a saucepan and heat until melted.

-Stir in the oats and cook gently over low heat for 2 minutes.

-Remove from heat and stir in the almonds, raisins and apricots.

-Core the apple, slightly widen the top and score horizontally around the circumference to prevent skin from bursting while baking.

-Place in a baking dish and fill the cavity with the stuffing. Pour water into the dish and bake for 35 minutes or until the apple is tender.

Serve immediately.