Stuffed Apples Au Jus
In this good-for-you dessert, slow- cooked apples are packed with a buttery oat crumble then finished with a maple cider sauce.
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- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 2 tbsp white whole-wheat flour
- 2 tbsp cold unsalted organic butter, cut into 3 or 4 pieces
- 2 tbsp maple sugar
- 2 tbsp chopped dried unsweetened apricot
- 2 tbsp slivered unsalted almonds
- 1/2 tsp each ground cinnamon and ginger
- 6 red apples (such as Gala or Honeycrisp)
- 1/2 cup raw apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 6 tbsp plain Greek yogurt, optional
- In a medium bowl, combine oats and flour. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until it resembles small peas. Add maple sugar, apricot, almonds, cinnamon and ginger, and stir. Set aside.
- Using a paring knife or melon baller, remove the core from apples, leaving bottom intact. Divide oat mixture evenly into centers of apples, packing stuffing tightly. To a 5-qt slow cooker, add apples. Pour apple cider around apples and drizzle with maple syrup. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours or until apples are tender when pierced with a knife. Serve warm, drizzle with sauce and dollop with yogurt (if using).
- Serving Size 1 stuffed apple
- Calories 208
- Carbohydrate Content 41 g
- Cholesterol Content 10 mg
- Fat Content 6 g
- Fiber Content 6 g
- Protein Content 2 g
- Saturated Fat Content 3 g
- Sodium Content 5 mg
- Sugar Content 27 g
- Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g