Maple-Nut Stewed Apples

With the fall harvest of apples giving us plenty of delicious goodness, here is a tasty recipe to share with your family. This warm fruit dish also makes a delicious side dish with ham and eggs for brunch. Again, another sweet treat for the family which is as healthy as it is tasty.

  • 4 medium apples
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped (see note)
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry or white wine

1. Wash and core the apples and remove 1″ of peel around the top. Set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine the walnuts, currants and cinnamon. Drizzle the maple syrup of the mixture and mix to coat.

3. Arrange the apples in shallow saucepan large enough to hold them in a sinle layer. Fill each center with 1/4 of the nut mixture. Add sherry or wine and enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.

4. Cover the apples loosely with aluminum foil. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes, or until tender.

5. Before serving, drizzle some stew liquid over each apple and serve warm.

Serves 4, 173 calories, 37g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 3g fat and 4g fiber

Note: To toast walnuts, place in a dry heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until golden brown.

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