Maple Baked Apples
Raw Diet Recipe
Maple baked apples have the top and core removed and are filled with dates and baked in a tasty mixture.
8 large tart red apples
1 cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
Pare top half of apples, remove cores. Place apples in a large baking dish.
Stuff each apple with 2 dates.
Combine maple syrup with lemon rind and a little water. Pour over apples and bake at 375-degrees for 1 hour or until tender.
Baste with the syrup occasionally.
Serve warm or chilled. Can be made ahead for a nice breakfast.
Dairy Free Dessert Topper
Enjoy a little cream on your dessert? Try this healthy dairy free topper. Refrigerate one can (14 ounces) full fat coconut milk at least six hours. Cream will separate from water. Scoop cream only into medium bowl. Add 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract and 1 to 2 tablespoons honey. Whip, with hand mixer until soft peaks form, three to five minutes.
Nutrition Nibble: Dates
Dates: Dates are considered a delicious addition to confectioneries and food around the world. Palestinians make excellent cookies with dates. Afghans add dates and figs to their cakes.
Here in the U.S., dates are added to pudding, breads, spreads, and even sparkling date juices.
In pure maple syrup trace amounts of vitamins are present, mainly B2 (Riboflavin), B5 (Pantothenic Acid), B6 (Pyridoxine), PP (Niacin, B1), Biotin, and Folic Acid.
Did you know?
Did you know that maple bark has been used medicinally? Mohawk Indians and other Northeastern tribes used it to prepare a blood purifier, eye medicine, and cough medicine. Like us, they cherished the sap, boiled, as a sweetener.
December 17: National Maple Syrup Day.