Maple Stuffed Baked Apples
6 baking apples
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup finely chopped pitted dates 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup maple syrup
1 cup (canned) mandarin oranges, cut up
Core apples. Remove 1-inch peel from top of each and arrange in baking dish. Combine dates, walnuts, mandarin oranges, and butter. Add water. Cover baking dish after stuffing apples. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 35 minutes. Uncover. Bake 20 minutes longer; baste 3 times with maple syrup. During cooking, baste at intervals.