Sweet Potato Stuffed Apples
5 medium-size cooking apples
3 tablespoons slivered almonds, divided
2 cups cooked mashed sweet potato
3 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Core apples, starting at stem end, without cutting through opposite end. Scoop out pulp to enlarge opening to 2 inches. Chop pulp, and set aside. Place each apple shell on a 7-inch square of aluminum foil. Stir together chopped apple, 2 tablespoons almonds, and next 6 ingredients. Spoon evenly into apple shells; top with remaining almonds. Pull foil up
around sides of apples, and place in a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until tender.
Makes 5 servings.