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Food For Thought: Baked Apples and Cranberries

January 14th, 2013

Baked apples and cranberries

Looking for a healthier alternative to your typical winter pie this year? Try
these baked apples and cranberries for tasty treat with half the calories! You’ll also score 5g of cleansing
fiber and 15% of your immune boosting Vitamin C with no saturated fat. A dessert you can really feel
good about!

 

 

Food Hero Recipe

Ingredients

1 baking apple (try Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonathan, or Braebu
rn)
dash of cinnamon to taste
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon margarine

Directions

  1. Wash apple and remove core (seed area), leaving the bottom to hold in the filling.
  2. Peel a small band of skin from around the top of the apple.
  3. Place the apple in a microwave safe container.
  4. Sprinkle cinnamon around the top of the apple and into the hole.
  5. Fill the center of the apple with cranberries, pressing down if needed.
  6. Top the cranberries with the brown sugar and margarine.
  7. Cover loosely with wax paper.
  8. Microwave on high for about 2 1/2 minutes or until apple is soft when poked through the center hole with a fork. Cool slightly.

 

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