Baked apples are healthy treat

February 06, 1991|By Nancy Byal | Nancy Byal,Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

Like baked apples? Try this speedy four-ingredient version that cooks in ten minutes in a saucepan.

Top-of-the-Stove Baked Apples

1 6-ounce can unsweetened pineapple juice

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 small cooking apples

4 pitted dates

In a medium saucepan combine pineapple juice and cinnamon. Remove core and a strip of peel from the top of each apple. Place apples in juice mixture in saucepan. Stuff center of each apple with one pitted date. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer ten minutes or until apples are tender when tested with a fork. To serve, spoon apples and juice into dessert dishes. Makes four servings.

Makes four servings. Each serving has 107 calories, 0.5 grams protein, 28 grams carbohydrate, 0.5 grams fat, zero cholesterol and 2 milligrams sodium.

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