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Quick Cheddar Baked Apples

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Beverages & Snacks
  • Prep. Time 5 - 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 5 - 10 mins
  • Yields 4 servings

When you feel like having a slice of apple pie with Canadian Cheddar cheese, try this quick and easy “baked” apple instead.

  • Course Beverages & Snacks
  • Prep. Time 5 - 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 5 - 10 mins
  • Yields 4 servings

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4 baking apples, such as Empire, Cortland or Granny Smith
1 tbsp (15 mL) packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground ginger or
3 1/2 oz (100 g) shredded Canadian old Cheddar cheese (about 1 cup/250 mL)
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped pecans
2 tbsp (30 mL) dried cranberries


Core apples and cut in half lengthwise. Place cut side up in a microwave-safe baking dish. Sprinkle with sugar and ginger.

Microwave on Medium-High (70%) power for 5 to 7 min or until almost tender. Sprinkle with Canadian old Cheddar cheese and microwave for 30 to 60 sec or until cheese is melted.

Serve sprinkled with pecans and cranberries.


To bake in a toaster oven or regular oven instead of the microwave, preheat toaster oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake apples for about 30 min or until tender. Sprinkle with Canadian Cheddar cheese and bake for 2 to 3 min longer or until melted.

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In addition, they contain other nutrients such as protein, phosphorous, zinc, riboflavin and vitamin B12.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 243 Calories
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrate: 33 g
Fat: 11 g
Fibre: 5 g
Sodium: 158 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 18 % / 198 mg
Vitamin C: 14 %
Phosphorus: 14 %
Zinc: 11 %
Vitamin B12: 10 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 1/2 milk product serving(s) per person.

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