Baked Apples Stuffed with Cranberries and Almonds

Recipe submitted by: Aimee Mendoza
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stuffed apples

Wow! Talk about a delicious treat! Not to mention an impressive crowd pleaser!

Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
1 hour


2 Granny Smith apples
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup fresh or frozen and thawed cranberries
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
6 dates, pitted and chopped, pitted and chopped
1 orange, Zest and juice of
2 tablespoons roasted almonds, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut 1/2 inch off the top of the apples and reserve tops.
  3. Use a paring knife or spoon to hollow out the apples, leaving about a 1/2-inch-thick wall and base. Set aside.
  4. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add cranberries, honey, cardamom, dates and orange juice and zest and cook until cranberries begin to collapse and liquid thickens. (About 3-4 minutes)
  6. Stir in almonds.
  7. Spoon cranberry mixture into apples then replace the apple tops.
  8. Put into a small baking dish filled with 1/4 inch water, cover with foil and bake until tender. (About 15 to 30 minutes)
  9. Uncover, carefully pour off the water and continue baking until very tender and golden. (About another 10 to 15 minutes)

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