Eat Pretty this Thanksgiving with a delicious dinner that’s guilt-free and sans glut (and gut!). Mix up your traditional holiday recipes by preparing your favorite ingredients in new, healthy, and beauty-enhancing ways based on the Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle 180 program. These recipes are 100-percent whole grain with no trans fats and contain only minimal amounts of saturated fat and added sugars.
- 2 large baking apples, such as McIntosh or Rome Beauty (or substitute pears)
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice, preferably unfiltered organic
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) dried cranberries (or substitute cherries)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 seedless clementines or tangerines, peeled, separated into segments
- Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut apples in half lengthwise; cut out and discard cores, seeds, and stems.
- Place 1/4 cup of the apple juice in an 8-inch baking dish or casserole pan.
- Place apples cut side down in juice. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until apples are tender.
- Meanwhile, simmer remaining 1 cup apple juice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat 5 minutes.
- Add cranberries, cinnamon, and cloves; reduce heat and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, or until cranberries are plumped, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat; stir in clementine sections.
- Arrange apple halves cut side up on serving dishes. Pour any remaining liquid from dish into cranberry mixture; spoon over apples.
Makes four servings.