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Maple-Nut Baked Apples

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

2 servings

NOW THAT our children have all married, baked apples are a perfect dessert for the two of us. These are a delicious ending to any meal. Using the microwave makes them so easy to prepare, even at the last minute. -Theresa Stewart, New Oxford, Pennsylvania

Ingredients

  • 2 medium tart apples
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Directions

  1. Core apples and peel the top two-thirds. Place in a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish. Combine walnuts, raisins and cinnamon; press into the center of each apple. Drizzle each with 1 teaspoon maple syrup.
  2. Cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until tender rotating a half turn twice.
  3. In a small microwave-safe dish, combine the butter and remaining syrup. Heat, uncovered, on high for 15-25 seconds or until butter is melted. Pour over apples; serve immediately.
<B>Editor's Note:</B> The apples may also be baked in a conventional oven in a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350&deg; for 30-35 minutes or until tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 295 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

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