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Baked Apples

Baked Apples taste like apple pie without the fuss.  They're an easy gluten-free dessert that's perfect for holidays and entertaining!
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Ingredients

  • 6 medium apples
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried figs or sub with your favorite dried fruit
  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 6 tablespoons brown coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Stand each apple upright. Using a melon baller, remove the core of each apple, but be sure not to go through the bottom of the apple. The center cavity should be about 1" wide.
  • Combine the dried figs, pecans, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, then divide the filling between the apples. Top each apple with 1/2 tablespoon of butter, and place in an 8x8" baking dish.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the baking dish, and bake the apples uncovered for about 45 minutes, or until the apple is tender but still holds its shape.
  • Cool the apples slightly, then slice in half and serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The best apples for baking are Jonagold, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith. The Jonagold apples were my favorite!
  • The brown coconut sugar may be substituted with your favorite sweetener, such as brown sugar, granulated, maple syrup or honey.
  • Use apple cider instead of water for even more flavor.
  • Apples may be assembled in advance, or bake and keep covered until you're ready to serve them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1apple, Calories: 174kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 2mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 19g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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