Fall means a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s when kids go back to school, it’s the start of football season, the time when leaves change colors and families carve pumpkins in preparation of Halloween. Another popular fall family tradition is picking apples. So you picked apples, now you want to know how to bake them and enjoy a family dinner? I have a fabulous baked apples recipe for you based on an old recipe from the Joy of Cooking with a couple additions.
Baked Apples and Ice Cream
4 large baking apples such as Golden Delicious
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¼ cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup chopped pecans
1//4 cup chopped raisins
1 Tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Wash your apples. Use an apple corer or paring knife to remove the stem and the core, creating an open about ¾ of an inch wide, and leaving about ¼ of an inch of core at the bottom. Make sure all seeds are removed.
In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, pecans and raisins. Place the apples in an 8-inch by 8-inch square baking pan. Fill each apple with the sugar, cinnamon, pecan and raisin mixture.
Carefully add boiling water to the baking pan. Bake the apples for 30 to 40 minutes, until apples are tender but not mushy. Remove from the oven and baste the apples numerous times with the pan juices.
These baked apples are delicious, and if you want a really sweet treat, serve them with some vanilla ice cream. Baked apples are one of many indulgences you can make yourself. Makes 4 servings.
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