Ingredients

1/3 cup canned or homemade whole cranberry sauce
1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup sugar
2 Golden Delicious apples

Directions

1. In small bowl, combine cranberry sauce, orange peel and nutmeg; set aside. In medium saucepot, combine water, orange juice, and sugar; heat to simmer.
2. Peel apples and cut in half lengthwise; remove core and slightly hollow out middle of each half to make a small depression. Place apple halves in simmering water mixture, cover and cook until just tender-15 to 20 minutes. Drain and fill centers with reserved cranberry mixture.

These bright and saucy poached apples make a wonderful accompaniment to roast turkey or Cornish hens.

Poached Apples with Cranberry Sauce
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