Baked fruit is a delicious way to promote fertility. The addition of nuts and dried fruit push this delicate dessert into superfood heaven.
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed tight
3 tb chopped dried cherries
3 tb chopped dried figs
2 tb almond slivers
2 tb pecans, toasted
6 cooking apples, firm and cored
3 tb butter, cut into pieces
½ cup apple cider
2 tb real maple syrup
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix brown sugar, dried fruits and nuts in a small bowl.
- Sit apples in a baking dish, cut a small portion of the bottom off to level if necessary.
- Stuff the middle with nut, fruit, and sugar mixture.
- Top each apple with butter pieces.
- Add maple syrup and apple cider to the bottom of the baking dish.
- Place pan in oven.
- Baste the apples with the syrup / cider mixture every 5 minutes.
- Cook for a total of 35 minutes for very large apples. Less for smaller apples.
- Remove apples from baking pan and cover with foil.
- Reduce pan juices over medium heat until thick.
- Pour over apples and serve.
Nutritional Benefits: Protein, Fiber, Good Fats.
Category: Appetizer, Hors D’Oeuvres, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert.