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
apples (Braeburn apples make great baking apples)
medium garlic clove, minced
raw pecan halves
raw kale, torn into pieces
celery stalk, chopped
few leaves of fresh parsley
salt and black pepper, to taste
extra virgin olive oil
dried tart cherries, or dried cranberries
In This Recipe
Cook rice as directed.
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.
Next, add EVOO, garlic, celery, and onions to a frying pan. Sauté on low heat for 2 minutes.
Add pecans, kale, vegetable stock, parsley, salt, and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes.
Turn off heat and add dried tart cherries and cooked rice.
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).
Bake on 425°F for 25 minutes, or until apples are tender.