Baked apples with cheddar and walnuts

3
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
29 min
Prep
4 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
These cheesy, savory, delicious baked apples, which come together in just half an hour, are the perfect treat to make after a fun day at the apple orchard. They only require four ingredients to make. You can also easily halve this recipe to make two servings. Just about any other apple variety would work here (we call for McIntosh), but you need to be sure that the apples are baked until they're totally tender before you fill them with the cheese and nut mixture, so the cook times may vary. You can store leftover baked apples in the refrigerator for a day or two and reheat them in a microwave oven at 50% power for 1 to 2 minutes.

Ingredients

chopped walnuts

2 Tbsp

fresh apple(s)

4 medium, McIntosh variety

Weight Watchers Reduced-fat Mexican style shredded cheese

½ cup(s)

shredded wheat

2 oz, crushed, or 1/4 cup

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the nuts on a baking sheet and bake until golden and fragrant, 4–5 minutes. Transfer the nuts to a plate to cool.
  2. Pare the skin from the top third of the apples. Core the apples, leaving a 1/2-inch base intact at the bottom and a 11/2-inch wide opening at the top. Place the apples in a small baking pan, cover loosely with foil, and bake until tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Combine the walnuts, cheese, and cereal in a bowl. Stuff the apples with the cheese mixture. Cover loosely with the foil and return to the oven. Bake until the cheese melts and the apples are tender, about 5 minutes. Let cool 10-15 minutes before serving. Yields 1 apple per serving.

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