Delicious Apple Recipes to Boost Heart Health

Baked Apples with Oatmeal Filling

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this scrumptious, low-calorie dessert recipe. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Rinse, core and slightly hollow 4 large apples, leaving the bottom of the apple intact to create a well for the filling, and place the apples in a pie pan. In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup rolled oats, ½ cup unsweetened applesauce, 2 Tbsp honey, 1 tsp vanilla extract, ½ tsp ground cinnamon, ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice and 1 tsp fresh lemon zest (optional). If desired, add 2 Tbsp each raisins and/or chopped walnuts. Fill and top each apple with the oat mixture. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the sides of the apples are soft and easily pierced with a knife.