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Happy Johnny Appleseed Day: Baked Apples GF & Vegan


4 large apples (see cooking apple varieties) (can also be done with pears)
1/4 cup brown sugar (don't do sugar? try dark honey or agave)
4 tspns cinnamon (can't have cinnamon? try nutmeg or allspice)
1/4 cup chopped cashews (or nut of choice)
1/4 cup currants (or dried fruit of choice)
4 tsps coconut oil
boiling water


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Scrub apples. Use an apple corer or a small pairing knife to remove core. Don't go too deep, leave a good 1/2 inch at the bottom. Make the holes about thumbs width.

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, dried fruit, and nuts.

Place apples in a baking pan then fill each apple with this mixture.

Top with a tsp of coconut oil

Pour boiling water into baking pan, about a quarter way up the apples

Bake 30-40 minutes, until fork tender

Remove from the oven and baste the apples several times with the juices

Sprinkle with cinnamon or top with ice-cream of choice!

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