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