Baked Apples with Pumpkin Seeds

Baked Apples with Pumpkin Seeds
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Baked Apples with Pumpkin Seeds
Westside Market NYC

Baked Apples with Pumpkin Seeds

This incredible recipe combines two of fall's best ingredients: apples and pumpkin seeds. Serve it either as an appetizer or a side dish, perhaps with some juicy pan-roasted pork chops.

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6
Servings
771
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 6 Rome apples
  • 1 Cup dry red wine
  • 3 Cups sangria wine
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup currants
  • 1 Cup honey
  • 1 Cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons orange zest

Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Core the apples to remove the seeds. Score with the tip of a small knife in the middle of the apple and around it — this will help bake the apple evenly. Peel the skin an inch around the top of the apple.

Meanwhile, combine the red wine and sangria wine in a sauté pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce by ½, remove from the heat, and set aside.
Place the apples in a roasting pan, cut side up. In the center of each apple, add the sugar. Then sprinkle the cinnamon around each apple. Bake the apples for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, toss together the cranberries, currants, honey, pumpkin seeds, and orange zest. (This will act as a topping for the apples.)

Remove the apples from the oven and top each with ¼ cup of the honey mixture and equal amounts of the reduced wine. Place back in the oven for 10 more minutes. Remove from the oven and serve either hot or cold. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Sugar
54g
60%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
113g
87%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
22mg
29%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
177mg
18%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
15g
60%
Folate, total
82µg
21%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
140mg
44%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
201mg
29%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
746mg
50%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
130g
5%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Baked Apple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Baked Apple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.