New American Plate Challenge

Easy Baked Apples with Walnuts and Raisins

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September 28, 2016
1 Review (4.00 out of 5)
Weekly Recipe
Serves 6

Nothing says fall quite like the warm, spiced dessert of baked apples. Packed with fiber, particularly pectin fiber, apples help gut bacteria produce compounds to protect colon cells. Sprinkled with walnuts and raisins, this recipe also contains beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and cancer-protective flavonoids and phenolic acids. Enjoy for dessert or top with yogurt and granola for a sweet, nutritious breakfast.


Ingredients

  • Canola oil spray
  • 3
    large Granny Smith apples or any variety baking apple
  • 3 Tablespoons
    whole-wheat flour
  • 3 Tablespoons
    brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 Cup
    coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup
    raisins
  • 1/3 Cup
    apple cider

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray oven-proof glass pie dish.

  2. Cut apples in half from top to bottom, core and peel. Lay halves flat and cut into medium slices. Place apple slices in large bowl.

  3. In medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle mixture on apples and gently stir until apples are evenly coated with spices. Gently fold in walnuts and raisins.

  4. Spoon apple mixture into prepared pie dish. Drizzle cider evenly over top.

  5. Bake 50-55 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Using spatula, carefully turn over apple mixture to get caramelized sauce from bottom of dish. Serve hot or let cool to room temperature, refrigerate and serve cold later.

Nutrition: Per serving: 151 calories, 3.5 g total fat (<1 g saturated fat), 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 4 g dietary fiber, 5 mg sodium.

1 review for Easy Baked Apples with Walnuts and Raisins

  1. Diane
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    I made this recipe right away. Very good.

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