Baked Apples

You can use whatever kind of apples you like best for this easy healthy dessert.  


large apples
1 tablespoon
coconut butter (melted)
1⁄2 teaspoon
1⁄4 teaspoon
1⁄3 cup
water or apple juice


Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut the apples in half around the middle. Remove the core and seeds with a small spoon or knife. Place the apples in an ovenproof baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the coconut butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon this mixture into the centers of your apple halves. Pour water or apple juice into the baking dish.

Bake apples for 40 - 45 minutes or until the apples are tender, basting them occasionally with the juices from the baking dish.

Variations: Add up to 1/4 cup of other healthy ingredients to the butter and spice mixture, such as chopped dried fruit, coarsely chopped nuts, granola or quick cooking oats. (Recipe♦158)