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Gorgonzola Baked Apples with Balsamic Syrup

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.

Makes

6 servings

Gorgonzola cheese and a balsamic vinegar reduction sauce are pleasing partners to sweet apples. Serve this fruity favorite alongside any entree. —Crystal Holsinger, Surprise, Arizona
Gorgonzola Baked Apples with Balsamic Syrup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 medium tart apples, cored
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Stuff apples with mixture and place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring vinegar to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup. Drizzle over apples.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed apple with 2 teaspoons balsamic syrup: 226 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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