Monday, September 27, 2010

Stuffed Apple Snack


1 apple (I prefer granny smith, but it tastes great with any variety)
2 1/2 teaspoons sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon flax seeds (optional)
2 Tablespoons raisins
dusting of ground cinnamon (to taste)
1 Tablespoon orange juice concentrate (thawed)
peanut butter (to coat)


Wash the apple. With a sharp paring knife, cut the top off horizontally (so that it makes a lid). Hollow out the apple, and keep all pieces that do not have core or seeds. (See the picture below to get a sense of what this step looks like).2). Cut into small pieces all of the usable apple pieces from the hollowing. Put them into a small bowl. Mix in the sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and raisins. Dust with cinnamon to taste (don't worry about using up too much of your filling, it probably won't all fit back into your apple anyway). Add the orange juice concentrate, mix well, and then set the filling mixture aside. Return to your hollowed apple and coat the inside walls and bottom with peanut butter. Spread some peanut butter over the inside of the "lid" as well. Stuff the apple with the filling mixture, then cover with the lid. You can either eat your stuffed apple right away or stick it in an airtight container or baggy and eat it later in the day. It does not require refrigeration if eaten within 12 hours. These would probably also be delicious baked, but personally I love them raw.


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