With apple-picking season at its peak, a couple of recipes featuring apples should come in handy. Here are two from “The Top 100 Zone Foods.”
¼ to ½ cup water
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon raisins
1½ apples, such as Granny Smith or Fuji, halved, cored, and cut into eighths
4 walnut halves, chopped
4 ounces sharp low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium-sized sauté pan that has a lid that can go into the oven, add water, cinnamon, raisins and apples. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium, cover and simmer until apples are tender, about 6 to 10 minutes. Uncover pan and turn off heat. With a wooden spoon or spatula, form apple slices into a loose circle. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and grated cheese. Transfer pan to oven and cook until cheese melts, about 3 to 5 minutes. Serve hot.