Baked apples are so very good and can be served along with baked ham or roasted turkey as part of the meal. They may also be served as a dessert with caramel sauce.
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 same-size Granny Smith apples
- 2 tablespoons butter, cut into 6 teaspoon-size pieces
- 1 cup apple juice
- 6 sprigs fresh mint
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
Core apples, making sure not to puncture the bottom of the apples so that the juices will remain. Remove skin from 1/2-inch around top of apples at the opening. Fill each cavity with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Top each apple with a teaspoon of butter. Place apples in casserole dish and pour apple juice around them. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from heat, garnish with fresh mint, and serve.
Per serving: Calories: 214; Total Fat: 4 grams; Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams; Protein: 1 gram; Total carbohydrates: 47 grams; Sugar: 40 gram; Fiber: 5 grams; Cholesterol: 10 milligrams; Sodium: 3 milligrams