Mint baked apples

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Preparation time: 15 minutes. Baking time: 40–50 minutes.



Preheat oven to 350°F. Core apples through the top, stopping 1/2 inch from the bottom. Peel a 1-inch strip off the top of each apple around the hole. Place apples in a shallow baking dish; set aside. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, raisins, and mint. Fill the apples with the raisin mixture. Top the raisin filling in each apple with 1 teaspoon margarine. Carefully pour 1/4 inch water around (not over) apples. Bake uncovered for 40–50 minutes, or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove apples from remaining water and serve warm or chilled.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1/2 apple.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 118, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Protein: <1 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 20 mg, Fiber: 4 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate. Carbohydrate choices: 2.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.