“Baked” Apple Halves with Maple Cream

A simple, inexpensive apple dessert

February 13, 2012

Serves: 4
Prep: 0 min
Cook: 3 hr 10 min
Total: 3 hr 10 min


  • 2 large apples (we used ‘Ida Red’), halved lengthwise and cored
  • 4 teaspoon butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Chill small mixing bowl. Place apples flesh side up in 4-quart or larger slow cooker and dot with butter. Pour orange juice and vinegar over top.

2. Cover. Cook on low 2 to 3 hours, or until apples are soft but still hold their shape. Remove apples to plate and pour juice from cooker into small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce 3 to 4 minutes, until liquid is thick and syrupy. Set aside.

3. Whip milk and maple syrup in chilled bowl with electric mixer at high speed, 3 to 5 minutes, until mixture thickens. Top each apple half with 1 1/2 tablespoons maple cream and drizzle with 1 tablespoon reserved fruit syrup.

Nutritional facts per serving
Calories     137.3 cal
Fat     4.5 g
Saturated fat     1.7 g
Cholesterol     4.6 mg
Sodium     50.7 mg
Carbohydrates     24.3 g
Total sugars     19.9 g
Dietary fiber     2.2 g
Protein     1.4 g


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