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Spiced Baked Apples

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Categories: Halloween, Thanksgiving
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

Isn't it amazing how a few ingredients and some time in the oven can transform the simple apple?

Serves: Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 small unpeeled baking apples
  • 6 tablespoons purchased graham cracker crumbs or 6 (2 1/2-inch) graham cracker squares, made into crumbs
  • 1/2 cup pourable Sugar Twin or Sprinkle Sweet
  • 2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-calorie margarine
  • 2/3 cup boiling water

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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Core apples, then pare each 1/4 of the way down. Place apples in an 8-by-8-inch baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup Sugar Twin, and pecans. Evenly stuff mixture into center of apples.
  4. Stir remaining 1/4 cup Sugar Twin and margarine into boiling water. Pour evenly over apples.
  5. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender, basting with liquid every 15 minutes. Serve warm.
Tips:
  • A self-seal sandwich bag works great for crushing graham crackers.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY ACROSS AMERICA by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2000 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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