Nutrition information per serving (345g): 392 calories, 11g protein, 65g carbohydrates, 12g fat, 8g fiber, 4g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 67mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 40g sugars, 10mg vitamin C, 2mg
iron, 196mg calcium. Weight Watchers Points Plus®: 11 points.
Once the nights start getting longer and colder, we start scouring the dairy aisle for that first carton of the year. You know
which one I’m talking about: creamy, spicy, custardy, eggnog! Eggnog is to the holidays as pumpkin is to fall. Sure, it’s delicious
to drink, but when added to baking it’s mind blowing. Enter oatmeal. Better yet, eggnog-oatmeal baked up inside apples.
Make it for dessert or an extra-special breakfast. The hollowed out apples can also be sliced in half and filled for oatmeal boats,
if smaller portions are desired. Either way, it’s sure to hit the spot, using that most delicious of holiday drinks. —G.A.
4 medium cooking apples (gala, granny
smith, any firm apple)
1 cup ( 3 1/2 ounces) old-fasioned rolled
1/4 cup (1 ounce) dried cranberries
1/4 cup (1 ounce) chopped pecans
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons (1 3/8 ounces) maple
syrup, plus more for garnish
2 cups ( 16 ounces) eggnog
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Core and hollow out apples, being sure all
of the seeds are removed in the process,
and leaving about 1" of apple around the
outside. Stir together the oats, cranberries, pecans, spices, syrup, and eggnog.
Place the apples right side up in a small
baking dish. Fill the apples with the oatmeal mixture. Some of the liquid may leak
out of the bottom into the pan; that’s ok.
It’ll reduce down into a thick sauce. Once
the apples are mounded with the mixture,
pour the remaining oatmeal around them
in the dish. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or
until a knife or tester inserted into the
apples slides in fairly easily. Serve warm,
with more maple syrup drizzled over the
Yield: 4 servings.