Recipe of the Week: Baked Apples

It’s harvest time!


8 medium baking apples  Note: Gala, Fuji or Granny Smith are      good baking apples

1/2 cup apple or orange juice

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 cup grated reduced fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup chopped walnuts



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Remove cores from apples to within 1/2 inch of bottoms of apples.  Pierce the skins with a sharp knife.  Place apples in shallow      baking dish.

Combine juice, sugar and cinnamon; pour over apples.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender, basting occasionally      with the juice mixture. 

Remove apples from oven.

Combine cheese, raisins and walnuts: spoon evenly into centers of each apple. 

Let apples cool before serving.

Marty Williams, Thousand Oaks

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