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

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.


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


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