Baked Apples


I work for the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery at James Madison University. Yesterday, we welcomed a Jordanian landmine survivor, Kamel Al-Sa’adi, during a special potluck dinner. Kamel is visiting JMU to present a program about surviving his landmine accident tomorrow night during our week-long Post-conflict Recovery Week event.

I brought these delicious baked apples to the dinner. They are easy to make, not too sweet and diabetic friendly.

Baked Apples: Like apple pie without the crust!

Baked Apple

Baked apples are a nice, light treat. Try substituting maple sugar for the brown sugar for a little added flavor.

Ingredients
Makes 4 servings

4 Granny Smith apples, washed and cored

Filling:
1 tablespoon Smart Balance butter blend, softened
2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted and chopped
2 tablespoons dried cranberries (craisins)
2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Place the apples in a baking dish.

Combine all ingredients for the filling in a bowl. Divide the filling evenly among the apples.

Pour 1/2 cup water into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 30-45 minutes, until soft but still slightly crisp. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before eating.

~Lois

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About Lois

My husband, Don Crawford, and I love to cook. For me, it's more about eating delicious food than the actual cooking. I like to cook mostly because I like to eat, and I like the proud sense of accomplishment when the food I make is appreciated by others. For Don, it's all about presentation. So we make a good team. I'm too impatient to create beautiful presentations (usually), but he sweeps in and takes over so it all turns out great. All our recipes are tried and true!
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