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    Recipe Swap: Oh September Apples
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    Chris_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Here comes the fall, with it's abundance of apples!
    Do you have a favorite pie or light dessert with apples you can share?

    I love baked apples.

    4 large good baking apples, such as Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, or Jonagold

    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 cup chopped pecans
    1/4 cup currants or chopped raisins
    1 Tbsp butter
    3/4 cup boiling water

    1. Preheat oven to 375?F. Wash apples. Remove cores to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples. It helps if you have an apple corer, but if not, you can use a paring knife to cut out first the stem area, and then the core. Use a spoon to dig out the seeds. Make the holes about 3/4-inch to an inch wide.

    2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, currants/raisins, and pecans. Place apples in a 8-inch-by-8-inch square baking pan. Stuff each apple with this mixture. Top with a dot of butter (1/4 of the Tbps).

    3. Add boiling water to the baking pan. Bake 30-40 minutes, until tender, but not mushy. Remove from the oven and baste the apples several times with the pan juices.
    *Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or better yet, frozen low fat yogurt on the side.
    Chrissy~

    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."
    Virginia Woolf
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    butterflygarden responded:
    That sounds yummy, Chris.

    I'll have to dig out some of my apple recipes, but the one thing I can recommend for a warm, filling Fall breakfast is adding fresh apples to your homemade oatmeal.

    If you've never made homemade oatmeal, it takes 5 minutes in the microwave.

    1/2 cup Old-fashioned oats
    1 cup water

    Mix in a shallow bowl. (Bowls with high sides tend to boil over and make a mess)

    Place in microwave on medium for five minutes.

    Let sit 30 seconds. Remove from microwave.

    Add your favorite toppings. Here's what I like:

    1/4 c. chopped fresh granny smith apples without skin
    1/8 c. chopped walnuts
    1 tsp. Smart Balance olive oil spread
    1/2 tsp brown sugar

    Eat and enjoy!

    Butterfly


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