Baked Apples and Pears
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Einstein Presents: A Heart-Healthy Take on Baked Apples and Pears with Almonds

By on 12/01/2017

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!


4 Servings

  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Cut ½ inch off the top of the apples and pears, save the tops.
  3. Using a spoon, paring knife or melon baller to core out the fruit, leaving a bottom/base intact.
  4. In a small bowl, combine almonds, cranberries and cinnamon – stir gently. Drizzle in honey and stir until almonds and cranberries are coated.
  5. Spoon almond mixture into apples and pears, replace tops.
  6. Fill a small baking dish with ½ inch of water, place apples in dish and cover loosely tented foil.
  7. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes until fruit is tender and lightly golden.

Copyright © 2017 American Heart Association



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