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Hollywood's Favorite Recipes... At Home (NAPSA) - Celebrities are often known to host lavish parties, catered with extravagant food. However, when it comes to celebrating holidays, it may come as a surprise that tinsel-town's most beloved personalities often prefer the simpler pleasures and foods of home.
With this recipe for Blushing Apples, inspired by Piven's family traditions, you too can enjoy a favorite recipe of the stars-at your own home.
Poaching crisp, sweet apples in a mixture of cranberry gelatin and cinnamon gives the fruit an unmistakable flavor and a distinctive look, perfect for a fall gathering or holiday buffet.
Prep Time: 15 min. - Total Time: 30 min.
COMBINE dry gelatin mix and cinnamon in 3- to 4-qt. saucepan. Add water. Bring to boil on medium-high heat, stirring frequently until gelatin is completely dissolved.
PEEL and core apples. Add apples to gelatin mixture in saucepan; partially cover saucepan with lid. Return to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10 to 15 min. or just until apples are tender, gently turning apples every 5 min. Remove apples from liquid; reserve liquid for another use (see Note below) or discard.
SERVE apples warm. Or, cool and store in tightly covered container in refrigerator at least 1 hour or overnight. Serve each apple topped with 2 Tbsp. of the whipped topping. Garnish with fresh mint, if desired.
Note: After draining the cooked apples, pour the cooking liquid evenly into eight dessert dishes. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until set for a refreshing snack!
Prepare as directed, using any other flavor of red gelatin.
Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: 100 calories, 2g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 15mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate, 2g dietary fiber, 21g sugars, less than 1g protein, 0%DV vitamin A, 4%DV vitamin C, 0%DV calcium, 0%DV iron.
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