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Pecan Rice Stuffed Apples

Savory Baked Stuffed Apples with Rice and Pecans

Amanda Keefer
Combining fall favorites like apples and pecans, this delicious side dish is sure to add a sparkle to the dinner table.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dairy Free, Sides
Servings 6
Calories 270 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 cups cooked white rice
  • 6 large apples

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook 3-5 minutes, or until crisp. Remove from skillet. Add onion and cook 4-5 minutes, or until softened.
  • Chop bacon and add to skillet. Stir in rice and heat through. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Cut top ⅓ off each apple. Use a melon baller or spoon to scoop out flesh, leaving ¼ to ½-inch around edges. Fill with rice.
  • Place apples in baking dish and bake 30 minutes, or until tender.

Notes

Leave out the bacon for a vegetartian option.

Nutrition

Calories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 4mgPotassium: 286mgFiber: 6gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 104IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apples, baking, easy recipes, fall recipes, pecans, side dish
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