You will need:
6 Honeycrisp, Fuji, or other red apples
1 cup of water to put into the baking dish
For the ‘stuffing’ ingredients:
1 cup walnuts, lightly chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries or golden raisins
1 TEA Ceylon cinnamon powder
1/4 TEA nutmeg
1/4 TEA dried ginger
Sweetener: YOU CHOOSE from either 1/4 cup honey, or Bee Free honey, maple syrup or brown sugar. (Pick one)
3 TBLS butter (or neutral oil like tea seed or grape seed)
Optional: 1/4 cup apple or orange juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash the apples, then slice off the top of them, approximately 1 inch down.
Now core them and use a small scoop such as a melon scoop to take out some of the apple. Be sure to keep the apple whole and to get all the seeds out.
You are simply trying to create some space in the center of the apple to put the ‘stuffing’ in them. Set them aside. In a small bowl stir together the melted the butter (or oil) and all of the stuffing ingredients. If you’d like it thinner, add the apple juice. Mix well. Pour the stuffing into each apple and then place them all into a deep baking dish. Pour in the cup of water into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake 30 – 40 minutes. When the apples are soft, they are done.
Suzy Cohen, has been a licensed pharmacist for over 30 years and believes the best approach to chronic illness is a combination of natural medicine and conventional. She founded her own dietary supplement company specializing in custom-formulas, some of which have patents. With a special focus on functional medicine, thyroid health and drug nutrient depletion, Suzy is the author of several related books including Thyroid Healthy, Drug Muggers, Diabetes Without Drugs, and a nationally syndicated column.