Baked Apples Stuffed with Cranberries and Almonds

Recipe submitted by: Dani Gurrie

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Wow! Talk about a delicious treat! Not to mention an impressive crowd pleaser!
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What's in it


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

How to cook it


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