Baked Apples With Sunflower Seeds and Raisins Recipe

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This Baked Apples With Sunflower Seeds and Raisins Recipe makes it easy to use your preserved raisins in a traditional dessert everyone will enjoy.
Cover and bake 45 minutes DURATION
Cover and bake 45 minutes COOK TIME
4 servings SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • Cook with raisins dried from your grape crop to create this tasty Baked Apples With Sunflower Seeds and Raisins Recipe dessert.

    Baked Apples with Sunflower Seeds and Raisins Recipe

    4 large Cortland apples
    1/2 cup homemade raisins
    1/4 cup sunflower seeds
    Zest of 1 lemon
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    1 cup apple cider
    Non-fat vanilla flavored yogurt

Directions

  • Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
  • Core apples and remove the top third of the peel. Combine raisins, seeds, zest, juice and spices.
  • Place apples in a baking dish just large enough to hold them snugly. Fill apple centers with raisin mixture; pour cider over apples.
  • Cover and bake 45 minutes, basting as needed. Serve with a spoonful of the vanilla-flavored yogurt.
    — From The Cook's Garden by Ellen Ecker Ogden
    Author Kris Wetherbee and her photographer husband, Rick, tend an 8,000-square-foot organic garden, along with sheep, cows, chickens and pigeons on their 40-acre homestead in the foothills of western Oregon.
    Read more about growing and preserving seedless grapes: Sensational Seedless Grapes.
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This Baked Apples With Sunflower Seeds and Raisins Recipe uses your preserved grape crop as part of a warming baked apple dessert.