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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

September 28 2012

Baked Apples Recipe

    4 large good baking apples, such as Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, or Jonagold
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 cup chopped pecans
    1/4 cup currants or chopped raisins
    1 Tbsp butter
    3/4 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 375°F. Wash apples. Remove cores to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples. It helps if you have an apple corer, but if not, you can use a paring knife to cut out first the stem area, and then the core. Use a spoon to dig out the seeds. Make the holes about 3/4-inch to an inch wide.

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, currants/raisins, and pecans. Place apples in a 8-inch-by-8-inch square baking pan. Stuff each apple with this mixture. Top with a dot of butter (1/4 of the Tbps).

Add boiling water to the baking pan. Bake 30-40 minutes, until tender, but not mushy. Remove from the oven and baste the apples several times with the pan juices.

Serve warm with vanilla icecream on the side.