Easy 'Baked' Apples

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Quick and easy microwave baked apple recipe made with a delicious filling of cranberries, walnuts and cinnamon

  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 large Braeburn or Jonagold apples, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Parkay® Original Spread-tub
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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  1. Spray 8x8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Remove core from apples; place cut-side up in dish.
  2. Combine cranberries, walnuts, brown sugar, Parkay and cinnamon in small bowl. Place 1 tablespoon mixture in center of each apple half.
  3. Cover dish with plastic wrap, turning back 1 corner to vent. Microwave on HIGH 4 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve with Reddi-wip® Dairy Whipped Topping, if desired.
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MTS September 16, 2014

Has anyone else noticed that when you select a 3x5 card size to PRINT this recipe, the ingredient list is wrong ?? There is no Parkay listed to use but the Pam Spray is listed twice. So in the directions when Parkay is mentioned and you're actually cooking and family is waiting , it's too late to go back and check. I quickly added a little unsalted butter and just guessed the amount. Turned out o.k. but you really have to supervise these Web-Pages. Note: Dried Cherries are a perfect substitute for Cranberries, if you like!

Rachel October 15, 2012

My son is the pickiest eater. He actually picks out the foods he likes and nudges the food to one side of the plate and the other portion is left on the other side. My son actually ate 4 halves of this recipe! I used fuji apples, because I like their texture and they are sweeter. My daughter is also a picky eater but she only ate a half of one, eying the dried cranberries and making comments about them saying they looked like dead flies swimming in melted sugar. I thought everything blended together well and it was a great dessert that I didn't feel guilty about eating due to calories.

none July 25, 2012

Loved this was so yummy! The plus side to this is that it was so easy to make. My kids loved this dessert because it was delicious and was so easy for them to help make.

Mom Of 2 July 25, 2012

Love this one, and my kids love it too!

SimplyTrying July 24, 2012

This dessert was absolutely delicious and very easy to make.

teacher July 24, 2012

I tried this apple dessert when I was in the mood for apple pie. It was wonderful! It satisfied my taste without all the fat and calories of pie. I used Fuji apples and less sugar.