Baked Apples

Baked Apples Filled with Walnuts

Makes 4 servings.

This is an easy, convenient and healthy fall and winter dessert when one craves something warm to end a meal. This dish can also be reheated.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE WALNUT FILLING:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted margarine, melted
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

FOR THE APPLES:

  • 4 medium Macintosh apples
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup water

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Combine the walnut filling
  3. Rinse the apples. With a melon scooper, scoop out the center core from the top of the apples without piercing the bottom.
  4. Peel half of the apple from the top. Prick the rest of the skin with the tip of a knife to keep it from bursting,
  5. Fill the center with walnut filling pressing the filling down.
  6. Place apples in an ovenproof dish. Combine wine and water and pour over the apples.
  7. Bake for about 45 minutes, basting the apples occasionally until they are soft and still retain their shape. 
  8. Serve warm.