Baked Apples with Apricot Jam


1 large Apples, preferably Rome Beauty or Golden Delicious
2 tsp. No-sugar added apricot jam
2 tsp. Quick-cooking (not instant oatmeal)
1 Cinnamon sticks
2 Tbl.+2 tsp. Apple juice
1/2 tsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400?.

Halve the apples and core them with a melon baler.

In a small bowl, mix jam and oats into a paste. Divide the paste among the four apple cavities. Put the apples, cut side down, in a baking dish.

Put the cinnamon sticks in the baking dish.

Whisk together apple juice, sugar, and lemon juice. Pour around the apples.

Cover and bake until the apples are tender when pierced, about 30 minutes.

Serve apples cut side up and spoon the pan juices over them.

Yield: 2 servings

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 136; fat 0.5g.

Note: Make a double batch of these easy baked apples and enjoy the extras for breakfast or brunch. There's a surprise in the apples' center ? a soft spoonful of cream oats sweetened with jam.
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