Friday, November 6, 2015

Jennie - O Recipe of the Week - Make-Ahead Cheesecake-Stuffed Baked Apples

For this week's Jennie - O Recipe of the Week it's Make-Ahead Cheesecake-Stuffed Baked Apples. Besides all the delicious and healthy Turkey Recipes they also have a wide assortment of side dishes. And you know a side is going to be good when the first three ingredients listed are Granny Smith Apples, Ground Cinnamon, and Ricotta Cheese! This one has that Wow Factor and you can find it on the Jennie - O website.

Make-Ahead Cheesecake-Stuffed Baked Apples

5 Granny Smith apples
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 ounces ricotta cheese
¼ cup sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup caramel sauce, warmed
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
5 cinnamon sticks, if desired

* Heat oven to 350°F.

* Cut tops off apples. Scoop out core and flesh, leaving ¼-inch border. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

* In medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla. Spoon ricotta cheese mixture into apples. Place on baking sheet and bake 25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes. Drizzle with warmed caramel sauce and sprinkle with kosher salt. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired.

* To save time, the cheesecake mixture can be made up to one day ahead of time.

Nutritional Information
Calories 410 Fat 20g
Protein 9g Cholesterol 80mg
Carbohydrates 51g Sodium 200mg
Fiber 5g Saturated Fat 11g
Sugars 40g

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