Stuffed with dates and pecans, then doused in a delicious maple-mascarpone sauce, these apples are elegant yet still wholesome and satisfying. They cover all your bases, with a little crunch, a little cream, and a whole lot of yum!

Recipe courtesy of Katie at the Kitchen Door.

8 Ingredients

  • 4 apples, peeled
  • 8 dried pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese, chilled
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Directions

<ol> <li>Preheat oven to 375 degrees.</li> <li>Use a spoon to scoop out apple cores and seeds. Place&nbsp;apples in a small roasting pan.</li> <li>Toss together dates and pecans, and divide stuff into apples.&nbsp;Press 1/2 tablespoon butter on top of each, followed by 1 tablespoon brown sugar each.</li> <li>Pour apple cider into roasting pan.&nbsp;Roast apples for 45 minutes, using a spoon to drizzle some&nbsp;apple cider over apples every 15 minutes to keep them moist.</li> <li>Five minutes before apples are done, whip together mascarpone and maple syrup. Remove apples from oven and place in individual bowls. Top with maple-mascarpone. Serve warm.</li></ol><p><em>Recipe courtesy of <a href="http://katieatthekitchendoor.com/">Katie at the Kitchen Door</a></em>.</p>

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