California Dates ‘n Stuffed Apples
California Dates 'n Stuffed Apples
- 1/3 cup California Dates, chopped
- 2 tbsp Granola
- 2 tbsp Walnuts, chopped
- 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 5 tbsp Orange Juice
- 4 tsp Margarine, melted
- 1/4 cup Water
- 2 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Orange Peel, grated
- 1/8 tsp Cinnnamon
- 4 Large Apples
- Maple Syrup optional
In a small bowl combine dates, granola, walnuts, sugar, 1 Tbsp of orange juice, margarine, lemon juice, orange peel and cinnamon; set a side. Core apples; set in 9 inch round baking dish. Fill cavities with date mixture, dividing equally.
Combine remaining 1/4 cup orange juice with the water; pour around apples in dish. Cover with foil; bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove foil; continue baking about 15 minutes longer, or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm or cold drizzled with maple syrup.
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