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Candied Yam-Stuffed Apples

Ingredients

For 4 people

Recipe

  • 2 graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 teaspoon(s) each sugar and Chinese 5-spice powder or cinnamon
  • 4 apples
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup(s) cooked, roughly mashed yams or sweet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoon(s) dried cranberries or raisins
  • 4 tablespoon(s) crumbled, shredded or sliced Cheddar cheese

Candied Yam-Stuffed Apples Directions

  1. Mix crushed graham crackers with sugar and Chinese 5-spice powder; set aside. With a sharp knife, cut off at a 3-inch, in diameter, circle off the stem end of apple. At a slant toward the core, cut almost all the way down the inside of the apples and remove most of the core, but not all. With a  teaspoon, dig and scrape out remnants of core, leaving a half-inch wall of flesh on the inside, being careful not to break apple.
  2. Peel a concentric circle of apple skin off, and around, each apple. Spray the outside with nontick cooking spray.
  3. Roll each apple into graham cracker crumb mixture and set on a baking pan.. Evenly sprinkle any remainder crumb mixture into each apple. In a small bowl, blend mashed yams with cranberries; equally dividing it among the inside of the apples. Top with equal amounts of cheese and bake 35-40 minutes, or until the apple is soft when touched. Remove from oven to cool slightly before transferrring to serving plates.
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