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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