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Recipe Of The Day **12-7-12**

Posted by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 12:45 AM
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Recipe: Baked apples with cherries and almonds

By Mayo Clinic staff

Original Article:  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/NU00299

Dietitian's tip:Any good baking apple, such as Golden Delicious, Rome or Granny Smith, holds its shape beautifully for this dish. Serve it as a light dessert, or alongside roasted pork or pork tenderloin.

By Mayo Clinic staff
Serves 6

Ingredients

    • 1/3 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
    • 3 tablespoons chopped almonds
    • 1 tablespoon wheat germ
    • 1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 6 small Golden Delicious apples, about 1 3/4 pounds total weight
    • 1/2 cup apple juice
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 tablespoons dark honey
    • 2 teaspoons walnut oil or canola oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

In a small bowl, toss together the cherries, almonds, wheat germ, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Set aside.

The apples can be left unpeeled, if you like. To peel the apples in a decorative fashion, with a vegetable peeler or a sharp knife, remove the peel from each apple in a circular motion, skipping every other row so that rows of peel alternate with rows of apple flesh. Working from the stem end, core each apple, stopping 3/4 inch from the bottom.

Divide the cherry mixture evenly among the apples, pressing the mixture gently into each cavity. Arrange the apples upright in a heavy ovenproof frying pan or small baking dish just large enough to hold them. Pour the apple juice and water into the pan. Drizzle the honey and oil evenly over the apples, and cover the pan snugly with aluminum foil. Bake until the apples are tender when pierced with a knife, 50 to 60 minutes.

Transfer the apples to individual plates and drizzle with the pan juices. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1 apple
Calories179Sodium5 mg
Total fat4 gTotal carbohydrate37 g
Saturated fat0 gDietary fiber5 g
Monounsaturated fat2 gProtein2 g
Cholesterol0 mg  

by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 12:45 AM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Dec. 7, 2012 at 7:03 AM

...no idea why it needs the wheat germ....otherwise it sounds yummy!

aenima49
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Sounds pretty good!

andrea96
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Thanks!

August07Mom
by Tiesha on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Thanks!

jessicasmom1
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Thanks!

lillucky8
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 2:29 PM
That sounds yummy
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Kelly913
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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Because it's from mayo clinic-they need to make it "sound" healthy.  :-) 

Quoting michiganmom116:

...no idea why it needs the wheat germ....otherwise it sounds yummy!

 

Some Things Cookin' at my blog! 

Kelly913
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I've had similar with cranberries or raisins, but not with cherries.  Sounds like an interesting combo, but I'd make a few changes to the ingredient list. 

SweetLuci
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 10:41 PM

 Sounds good. I like the idea of crunch with the soft fruit.

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