Savory Baked Apples with Onions & Gruyère

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Level: Easy
Serves: 4


  • 4 small McIntosh apples
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves or ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 oz. Gruyère cheese, cut into small cubes
  • ½ c. apple cider


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Peel the top of the apples, then core and scoop out insides with a melon baller to make room for the filling. Place apples in a small baking dish.
  3. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion and thyme and cook until onion is tender and lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Stuff apples with equal amounts of onion mixture and cheese cubes.
  5. Pour cider into the baking dish. Bake until the apples are tender, 35 to 40 minutes, basting with the liquid a few times. Tent with foil if filling browns too quickly, and add water as needed to keep the pan from drying out.

171 cal, 6 g fat (2 g saturated), 3 g protein, 29 g carb, 20 g sugar, 5 g fiber, 321 mg sodium, 8 mg cholesterol per serving

This recipe originally appeared in the October/November 2014 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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