Berry Balsamic Baked Apples

The delicious blending of berries and balsamic vinegar is a culinary superstar. Baked with apples? Luscious!


3/4 cup strawberry preserves or jam (or raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry, or a combination)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup HOLLAND HOUSE Balsamic Vinegar
3 Tbsp. butter
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
6 to 8 medium-size sweet apples (golden delicious, Fuji, gala, or cameo)
Toasted pecans, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 375˚F.  In a small saucepan, stir together preserves, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, butter and nutmeg. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Continue to cook 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally. 

Core apples and peel the top third of each apple. Place in a baking dish and spoon sauce over and inside each apple. Bake uncovered 35 minutes. Remove from oven and baste apples with sauce from bottom of dish. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until apples are tender when pierced with a knife. Cool at least 15 minutes before serving. To serve, spoon sauce over each apple and sprinkle with pecans. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Per serving: 320 calories, 0g protein, 67g carb, 6g fat (3.5g sat. fat), 15mg chol, 50mg sodium, 4g fiber

Berry Balsamic Baked Apples
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