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Thyme-Baked Apple Slices

My children love this healthy apple side dish along with chicken fingers for lunch. It's also a wonderful alternative to potatoes when serving meat. My family even asks for seconds!—Constance Henry, Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 8 large Braeburn apples (about 4 pounds)
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme, divided

Directions

  • Place cider in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 2/3 cup, 18-20 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter.
  • Peel and cut each apple into eight wedges. In a large bowl, toss apples with 1/4 cup of the reduced cider and 3 teaspoons thyme. Transfer to a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Drizzle with remaining reduced cider. Bake until tender, 12-15 minutes longer. Sprinkle with remaining thyme.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 264 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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