A Mediterranean treat with lusty flavor and buckets of nutrients
Baked Apples with Plums, Feta, Almonds and Honey
2 medium apples
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 Italian prune plums, cut in eight wedges
1 teaspoon butter, cut in small bits
4 teaspoons crumbled feta
4 teaspoons sliced almonds
2 teaspoons honey (or more to taste)
- Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Peel the bottom half of the apples; remove the core without cutting through the bottom of the apple. Run the tines of a fork around the apples (both peeled and unpeeled areas) to make a decorative pattern. Roll the apples in the cinnamon, brushing the excess off so the cinnamon lodges in the pattern made with the fork.
- Nestle the plum slices in the cavity of the apple and place the bits of butter between the slices. Place the apples in the baking dish and pour 1/2 cup water in the pan. Bake for 30 minutes, and replenish the water in the pan is dry. Bake until the apple is tender, about another 15 minutes.
- Place each apple on a plate and sprinkle with half the feta and almonds. Drizzle with honey and serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings
179 calories, 2 g protein, 6 g fiber, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 72 mg sodium