Baked Stuffed Apples

Nov 14 2012

Get ‘em while they’re hot! These apples, brimming with apricots and coconut, will warm you up in the cold weather.
Recipe courtesy of www.bestapples.com
 

Serves 4

Dietitian's Tip: 

Fruit forward desserts are a great option when your sweet-tooth strikes. Apples and apricots are both high in fiber and low in added sugars, satisfying your craving and boosting your health. High-fiber foods aid in lowering blood cholesterol levels and preventing heart disease.

Ingredients: 

4 Jonagold or Golden Delicious apples
1/4 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
 

Preparation: 

Peel top 1/3 of apples and hollow out center with a knife. Arrange, peeled end up, in microwave-safe baking dish. Combine coconut, apricots, and orange zest; divide to evenly fill centers of apples.

Mix orange juice and brown sugar; pour over apples. Cover tightly with vented plastic wrap and microwave on high for 7 to 8 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool before serving.

 

Nutrition Information: 

Per serving: 192 calories, 2 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 46 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein, 6 g fiber, 19 mg sodium, 276 mg potassium, 15 mg magnesium, 22 mg calcium