Baked Cranberry Apples
1 pound Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples
2 cups rinsed and sorted fresh cranberries
1/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons melted margarine
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange peel
4 cinnamon sticks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut 1/2" top off the stem end of the apples. Remove the stems, leaving a small hole into which you can insert a cinnamon stick. Core the apples with a melon baller. Discard cores. Scoop out the inside of the apples, being careful not to pierce the skin. Chop the flesh. Set aside.
Combine the cranberries, raisins, chopped apple flesh, orange juice, margarine, nutmeg, vanilla, and orange peel in a medium bowl. Stuff this mixture inside the hollowed-out apples and place in lightly greased oven-proof dish. Replace cap on each apple, with a cinnamon stick through the stem opening. Spread any extra stuffing around the apples and bake in preheated oven until tender, about 45 minutes.
As prepared, each serving contains 120 calories, 3g total fat, 0mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 26g total carbohydrate and 1g protein.