Baked Stuffed Apples
2 tart red or green apples, large
1/3 cup bananas, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cranberries
1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup nuts, chopped
Cut the stem end of the apple, do not peel. Remove all the core and part of the pulp (save the pulp), leave the walls about 3/4 inch thick. Mix pulp, bananas, cranberries, pure maple syrup or honey and cinnamon. Fill the hole in the apples with the mixture, put 1/2 the nuts on each apple. Place the apples in a baking dish just big enough for the apples, individual size if you like. Add water to cover the bottom, bake in a moderate oven (359 to 375 degrees F.) until tender. Serve hot or cold with cottage cheese or plain yogurt.