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Baked Apple Surprise

This sweet-savory recipe is a favorite. Use Brie instead of blue cheese if you like things creamier. My tip? Bake the apples in a muffin tin so they won’t roll around. —Jessica Levinson, Nyack, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 medium apples
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons bran flakes
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • Cut apples in half lengthwise; remove cores. Place in an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Place 1 teaspoon of blue cheese into each half.
  • In a small bowl, combine the oats, bran flakes, golden raisins, raisins and brown sugar; spoon into apples. Top with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until tender, 35-40 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
2 filled apple halves: 181 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

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