Here's an apple dessert you can try at home. As always, feel free to use different ingredients to make the dish uniquely yours.
- Maple syrup
- Pecans, raw, chopped
- Raisins, chopped
- Boiling water (for the pan)
How to Make them:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Wash and core your apples about 1/2 inch deep, or just enough to scoop out the seeds, making sure to not cut through the bottom of the fruit. If you don't have an apple corer, a paring knife works just as well. In a bowl, combine your pecans, raisins, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Fill each apple with this mixture until almost full; place a thin slice of butter on top of each apple hole.
Gently place each apple in a baking pan or dish; fill the dish with the boiling water (the water should reach less than 1/2 the apples' height). Cook the apples for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Baste with the pan juice and let rest for a minute or two prior to serving as the apples will be extremely HOT!
Here are some ingredient ideas to experiment with:
Dried cranberries or currants
Your favorite jam or fruit preserves
Media (text and images) created and published by Rebekah Carter (2010)