- 6 baking apples
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup chopped dried figs
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apple juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Core the apples. Hollow out the center from 4 of them, reserving their tops. Peel the remaining 2 apples and slice into rings. Place the rings on a baking sheet that has been sprayed lightly with vegetable oil. Place the 4 hollowed-out apples, with their tops in place, on the baking sheet. Bake the apples for 45 minutes.
When the apples are ready, in a large sauté pan, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Add the walnuts, dates, figs, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and apple juice. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to boil. Cook for 2 minutes more.
Divide the apple rings among 4 dessert plates and arrange in a circle. Place a whole apple in the center of each plate. Spoon some of the fruit-nut filling into each hollowed-out apple. Replace the tops. If there is additional filling, spoon over the slices.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
379 calories; 13g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 11mg sodium; 72g carbohydrates; 9g fiber; 4g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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