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Colonial Baked Apples with Cherries
Easy is the operative word here. This dessert is easy to make-and even easier to eat. Try these cherry- and nut-filled baked apples for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Cherries are low on the glycemic index and contain an abundance of antioxidants, such as vitamin C. Apples are also high in vitamin C, which stabilizes blood sugar levels and minimizes sugar cravings.
—2 tablespoons (30 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
—1/3 cup (60 g) dried cherries
—3 tablespoons (25 g) chopped walnuts
—1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
—2 tablespoons (30 ml) honey or maple syrup
—6 apples, cored
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4). Spray a baking sheet with nonstick vegetable spray. In a bowl, mix together the lemon juice, cherries, walnuts, lemon zest, and honey or maple syrup. Place the cored apples on the baking sheet. Fill each apple with the cherry-nut mixture. Bake until the apples are soft, about 30 to 40 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings
Each with: Calories 141.75: Calories From Fat 23.45; Total Fat 2.8g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 3.23mg; Potassium 184.63mg; Total Carbohydrates 31.19g; Fiber 4.06g; Sugar 18.54g; Protein 1.17g
Blood Sugar Balance Rating: Medium