Great cold weather dessert - spiced dried fruit mixture fills fresh apples that are then baked in an apple cider sauce. It fills the house with tempting aromas as it bakes. Makes: 8 servings. 34% calorie reduction from traditional recipe.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- Pinch ground nutmeg
- 2 cups apple cider or juice
- 1 (6 ounce) package dried mixed fruit, chopped
- 1 tablespoon stick butter or margarine
- 8 tart baking apples
Combine Equal®, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium saucepan; stir in cider. Add dried fruit; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes or until fruit is tender and cider mixture is reduced to about 1 cup. Add butter and stir until melted.
Remove cores from apples, cutting to but not through bottoms. Peel 1 inch around tops. Place apples in greased baking pan. Fill centers with fruit; spoon remaining cider mixture over apples.
Bake, uncovered, in preheated 350 degrees F oven about 45 minutes or until fork-tender.
* May substitute 12 packets Equal® sweetener