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!
Makes 4 servings
4 Granny Smith apples, washed and cored
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
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.