I got this today via my BHG Newsletter - LOOK - no butter and NO FAT!!
Ingredients 1-1/4 cups apricot nectar 1/3 cup snipped dried apricots 2 tablespoons dried cherries or cranberries 4 medium baking apples (such as Rome or Winesap) 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Combine apricot nectar, dried apricots, and dried cherries or cranberries in a small saucepan. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain fruit, reserving liquid. 3. Meanwhile, core apples almost through to bottom. Peel a strip about 1 inch wide around the middle of each. Use the tines of a fork to make a crisscross or wavy pattern in the peeled apple. Place apples in a 2-quart square baking dish. 4. Combine the drained fruit mixture, sugar, and nutmeg. Spoon into centers of apples. Combine reserved liquid, cardamom, and vanilla; pour over and around apples. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until apples are tender, basting occasionally with the cooking liquid. Before serving, spoon liquid over apples again. Serve warm. Makes 4 servings.