- 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
- Heat the oven to 350°F.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stuff apples with equal amounts of onion mixture and cheese cubes.
- 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.