Spiced Baked Apples with FAGE Total


Spiced Baked Apples:

4 large Honey Crisp, Gala, Golden Delicious, Macintosh apples or any other variety

¼ cup golden raisins

¼ cup dried currants

¼ cup packed dark brown sugar

¼ tsp ground ginger

¼ tsp cinnamon


2 cinnamon sticks

1-inch strip of lemon zest

1-inch knob of ginger, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick

½ cup apple cider

FAGE Total Topping:

1 cup FAGE Total 5%, 2%, or 0%

¼ tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp ginger

  1. With a small paring knife, remove the core of the apple and a small cavity from the top.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Combine the golden raisins, dried currants, dark brown sugar, ground ginger and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Mix well.
  4. Spoon the mixutre into the apples, dividing mixture equally between the 4 apples. Place in a small baking dish or 8x8-inch cake pan.
  5. In a small pot, over medium-high heat, add the ½ cup of apple cider, lemon zest, ginger and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture is a syrup like consistensy. Pour the syrup ingredients into the baking dish over the apples and bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until apples are tender to the touch of a fork.
  6. Place apples on a serving plate.
  7. Pour the syrup from the bottom of the baking dish into a small saucepan over medium-high heat and reduce by half or until slightly syrupy. Cook for approximately 5 minutes.
  8. In a small bowl, combine FAGE Total, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and mix well. Let sit in refrigerator until needed.
  9. Pour some of the syrup over each apple, top with a dollop of the FAGE Total topping and serve warm.
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