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Granola Baked Apples

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Baked apples and Nature Valley™ Cinnamon Crunchy Granola Bars topped with ice cream make an elegant dessert – perfect for a bunch of crowd.

Ingredients

4
medium unpeeled Braeburn apples, cored
10
teaspoons butter or margarine
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
4
Nature Valley™ Cinnamon Crunchy Granola Bars (2 pouches from 8.9-oz box), broken into pieces
1/2
cup roasted whole almonds
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut apples in half lengthwise; place in baking dish. Top each apple half with 1 teaspoon butter. Sprinkle each apple half with 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
  • 2 In food processor or blender, place granola bar pieces and almonds. Cover; process until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 2 teaspoons butter uncovered on High 20 seconds or until melted. Add granola mixture, stirring until blended. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons granola mixture over each apple half.
  • 3 Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut apples in half lengthwise; place in baking dish. Top each apple half with 1 teaspoon butter. Sprinkle each apple half with 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
  • 2 In food processor or blender, place granola bar pieces and almonds. Cover; process until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 2 teaspoons butter uncovered on High 20 seconds or until melted. Add granola mixture, stirring until blended. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons granola mixture over each apple half.
  • 3 Cover; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 minutes longer or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Expert Tips

For added sweetness, you can substitute honey-roasted almonds for regular roasted almonds.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
),
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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