Savory Stuffed Baked Apples

October 5, 2015


Author Notes: Apples contain soluble fiber. When eaten on a regular basis, soluble fiber helps significantly decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol. Keep the skins on to reap the most heart-healthy benefits. This recipe was written by the Healthline Editorial Team: http://www.healthline.com/health-recipes/savory-stuffed-baked-apples Healthline

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 apples (Braeburn apples make great baking apples)
  • 1/4 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1 cup raw kale, torn into pieces
  • 1/4 cup celery stalk, chopped
  • few leaves of fresh parsley
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries, or dried cranberries
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Cook rice as directed.
  2. Meanwhile, prep the apples. Start by cutting ⅓ of the top off, then use a spoon or metal ice cream scoop to hollow out the center. Make sure to keep the sides sturdy and intact. Set in an oven-safe baking dish and set aside.
  3. Next, add EVOO, garlic, celery, and onions to a frying pan. Sauté on low heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add pecans, kale, vegetable stock, parsley, salt, and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat and add dried tart cherries and cooked rice.
  6. Using a spoon, fill the apples until overflowing. Add a little water to the baking dish (this adds moisture to help cook the apple and prevent it from sticking).
  7. Bake on 425°F for 25 minutes, or until apples are tender.

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Author Comment
Healthline February 14, 2017
Great catch! The rice should be added with the tart cherries. Thanks!
 
Marie F. February 14, 2017
This rice is missing from the equation in the directions. Should it just be mixed up with the rest of the ingredients at the end after cooking them, or is it added to the skillet and mixed in?