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Pecan Baked Apples

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

Cooked in the microwave, these desserts offer a time-saving twist on tradition. They're stuffed with dried cherries, nuts and brown sugar, drizzled with their own juices and served warm for a homey, comforting dessert.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 medium tart apples

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Core apples and peel top third; fill with pecan mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 8-in. square microwave-safe dish. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-12 minutes or until apples are tender. Drizzle with pan juices.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 312 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 5g fiber), 1g protein.

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