Baked Apples Recipe

bakedApples_92115Prep time: 15 minutes; Cook time: 35 minutes
Makes 4 servings

4 large baking apples (try our NY State Jonagold apples!)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1/4 cup currants or chopped raisins
1 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 375°F. Rinse and dry the apples.

Cut out the apple cores by using a sharp paring knife or an apple corer. Leave the bottom 1/2 inch of the apples intact. If you’re using a paring knife, first cut out the stem area and then use a small metal spoon to scoop out the seeds. Cut the holes so that they’re an inch or so wide.

Place the brown sugar, cinnamon, currants or chopped raisins, and chopped pecans (if using) in a small bowl and stir to combine.

Put the apples in a baking dish and stuff each apple with the sugar mixture. Place a dot of butter (a quarter of the tablespoon called for in the ingredient list) on top of the sugar.

Pour the boiling water into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake at 375°F for 30 to 45 minutes until the apples are cooked through and tender. You don’t want them to be overcooked and mushy.

When done, remove the apples from the oven and baste them with the juices from the pan.

Optional: Serve with a side of vanilla ice cream–YUM!

(Source: Simply Recipes)