Stuffed Apples

A healthy and flavorful treat

developed by Church Health Center Wellness

The spices infuse these apples with a beautiful flavor. The secret to these apples is the water—putting a small amount of water in the bottom of the pan subtly steams the apples, making them soft and moist.

Prep time: 15 minutes; Total time: 45 minutes ; Makes 8 stuffed apples
Serving Size: 1 stuffed apple
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories: 121; Total Fat: 4 g; Sodium: 77 mg; Carbohydrate: 22 g; Fiber: 3 g; Protein: 1 g

8 small apples
Lemon, cut in half
2 tablespoons light butter
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
½ cup quick cooking oats
2 tablespoons golden raisins
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of salt

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Remove the core and seeds of each apple, but do not core all the way to the bottom of the apple. Squeeze lemon juice over each cored apple to prevent browning.
3. Place apples in the dish, with the cored area facing up.
4. Combine butter, dark brown sugar, oats, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl. Stuff apples evenly with mixture. Sprinkle apples with additional cinnamon if desired.
5. Pour ¼ inch of water in the bottom of the baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until apples are soft.

Excerpt from Seasoning Lent: 40 Days of Recipes and Reflections, Volume 2 / Year B.
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