Cinnamon Baked Apples

This dish is an easy substitute for apple pie, as all the spices used are the same as those in a traditional apple pie recipe. These baked apples are so nutritious that you can eat them as a special breakfast treat.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup       various nuts and/or seeds
1/4 cup       dried cranberries (apple juice sweetened)
2                 dates, pitted and chopped
1 tsp           grated fresh ginger root
1 tsp           cinnamon
1/2 tsp        nutmeg
1/4 tsp        ground cloves
4                 apples
1/4 cup       unpasteurized liquid honey
1 cup          apple juice or cider

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2. Mix nuts or seeds, cranberries, dates, ginger root, and spices in a bowl.
3. Don’t peel the apples, since most of the fiber and nutrients are in the skin. Being careful not to cut through the bottom of the apple, cut out the core.
4. Stuff each apple with the nut/seed mixture, then drizzle with honey and place in an 8 x 8 inch square baking dish.
5. Pour the juice around the fruit to keep it moist.
6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the fruit is soft. Serve warm. Makes 4 servings.

 

Recipe reprinted with permission by Julie Daniluk RHN and Random House Canada/ ©MealsThatHealInflammation2011.

Nutritionist Julie Daniluk RHN hosts Healthy Gourmet, a reality cooking show, now shown in over 70 countries. Her award-winning bestseller, Meals That Heal Inflammation, has helped over 100,000 people enjoy allergy-free foods that taste great. Julie’s latest book, Hot Detox, was the number #1 health book in 2017 with 11 weeks on the best-seller list.

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