Einstein Presents: A Heart-Healthy Take on Baked Apples and Pears with Almonds
In collaboration with Einstein’s Heart and Vascular team and the American Heart Association, we’re sharing some of our favorite holiday-friendly recipes with a heart-healthy twist.
Baked apples and pears with almonds make up a naturally sweetened dessert to serve your dinner guests. Avoid the guilt of indulging in a fat-filled alternative and try something a little more interesting!
- 2 small Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples
- 2 small Bartlett pears
- ¼ cup almonds (sliced or chopped)
- 2 tablespoons dried cranberries or raisins (no-sugar-added)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon honey
- Preheat oven to 400° F.
- Cut ½ inch off the top of the apples and pears, save the tops.
- Using a spoon, paring knife or melon baller to core out the fruit, leaving a bottom/base intact.
- In a small bowl, combine almonds, cranberries and cinnamon – stir gently. Drizzle in honey and stir until almonds and cranberries are coated.
- Spoon almond mixture into apples and pears, replace tops.
- Fill a small baking dish with ½ inch of water, place apples in dish and cover loosely tented foil.
- Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes until fruit is tender and lightly golden.
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