Baked Apples with Maple Syrup and Granola

Baked Apples with Maple Syrup and Granola

Serves 4

Granny smith apples are a great choice for making this easy but elegant dessert, but feel free to experiment with your favorite variety of apple, too. Sprinkle a bit of freshly grated nutmeg over the apples before baking for even more flavor.

Ingredients: 
  • 4 granny smith apples, halved and cored
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup crunchy granola
  • Whipped cream (optional)
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Method: 

Oven Instructions
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place apples, cut-side-up, in a baking dish. Dot apples with butter, drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour 1/4 cup water into bottom of the dish and cover it with foil. Bake until apples are soft, about 35 minutes. Uncover and bake another 10 minutes. Transfer apples to a serving dish and pour the cooking liquid over the top. Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving. Top with granola and whipped cream, if desired.

Microwave Instructions
Place butter in a glass baking dish and cook on high power just long enough to melt it, about 10 seconds. Add maple syrup and cinnamon and cook for 10 more seconds. Place apples, cut-side-down, in dish, cover and cook for 3 minutes, until tender but not mushy. Allow to cool 5 minutes. Serve cut-side-up, topped with granola and whipped cream, if desired.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:220 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 20mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 25g sugar), 2g protein
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