October 06, 2013
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"Apples are everywhere right now, but they add juicy flavors to our menus year round. As the weather cools, we move from crisp apple salads to the warming touch of baked apples as a side dish to complement pork and ham. This is a recent favorite which intrigues us with its lemon/honey flavor and light touch of butter. The smaller portion size makes it an excellent side dish or buffet serving. For hints of apple pie, add a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. For an exceptional taste contrast, top the warm apples with 1 to 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese or grated extra sharp cheddar."
- Serving Size: 1 (110.5 g)
- Calories 123.4
- Total Fat - 5.3 g
- Saturated Fat - 2 g
- Cholesterol - 7.6 mg
- Sodium - 1.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 20.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
- Sugars - 16.2 g
- Protein - 1.4 g
- Calcium - 10.8 mg
- Iron - 0.3 mg
- Vitamin C - 6.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Coat a small baking dish lightly with olive oil or cooking spray.
Combine lemon juice and honey in a small bowl.
Combine raisins, nuts, and butter in a separate small bowl.
Cut apple in half from top to bottom and remove core with a knife and small spoon or with the tool used to cut melon balls.
Coat the flesh of the apple with lemon/honey mixture by adding some to the empty core and rotating the apple.
Place the apple flesh side down in the pan and bake for 10 minutes.
Turn the apple over and fill the empty core with the raisin/nut/butter mixture.
Top with any remaining lemon/honey mixture and bake an additional 15-25 minutes to your desired firmness.
Serve warm, adding small amounts of blue cheese or extra sharp cheddar to the top after it's cooked if your meal allows for the extra fat and sodium.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.