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4 apples (see tips)

½ cup chopped pitted dates

¼ cup chopped pecans

1 tsp vanilla extract

Sprinkle cinnamon

Sprinkle allspice

Pomegranates or berries, for garnish

1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2 Halve apples and scoop out their seeds.

3 Combine dates, pecans, and vanilla extract in a bowl.

4 Stuff the apples with the filling and sprinkle spices on top.

5 Bake for 20–30 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Be careful not to burn the nuts.

6 Garnish with pomegranate seeds or red berries for a more festive looking dish.

The best apple varieties for this recipe include Granny Smith, Fuji, Honeycrisp, and Pink Lady. I don’t recommend Red Delicious apples, as their flavor is too mild and the apple texture doesn't hold up well when heated.

For creative alternatives, try pears instead of apples, or walnuts instead of pecans.

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