SWEET AND SAVORY FILLED APPLES

Makes 4 servings

4 apples, preferably Fuji, Gala or Honeycrisp
Prosciutto chips (see recipe at right)
8–10 large pitted dates
½ cup pistachio nuts, roasted and salted
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon honey

To core apple: Use an apple core tool to cut the apple down the middle, from the stem end, being careful not to press through the whole apple.

Use a melon baller to remove the top ¾ of the core, leaving the bottom of the apple’s core intact. Be sure to remove the tough fibers and seeds.

To make the filling: Use a knife to mince the prosciutto chips, pistachio nuts and dates, and toss with the grated ginger and honey. This will form a sticky compote.

Fill the cored apples with the minced mixture using 2 spoons—1 to hold the filling and the other to scrape it into the apple.

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