Brown-Sugar Baked Apples
A delicious dessert from Redbook.
4 large Rome Beauty apples
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1 teaspoon margarine or butter
Core 4 large Rome Beauty apples (about 10 ounces each); to prevent bursting, cut 1/2-inch strip of peel from top of each and make horizontal cut in peel around middle of each.
Place apples in 9-inch glass pie plate. In small bowl stir 1/3 cup each raisins, chopped walnuts, and firmly packed brown sugar and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel to mix well; spoon mixture into cavities in apples, dividing evenly. Top each with 1 teaspoon margarine or butter.
Microwave, uncovered, on high (100% power) 18 minutes or until tender when pierced with fork, rotating apples halfway through cooking time. Serve accompanied, if desired, by heavy cream or vanilla ice cream.
Here's another yummy baked apple recipe:
Harvest Baked Apples
8 medium baking apples
1 cup apple or orange juice
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded 2% Milk Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup Chopped Pecans, toasted
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Remove cores from apples to within 1/2 inch of bottoms of apples; pierce the skins with a sharp knife. Place apples in shallow baking dish.
COMBINE juice, sugar and cinnamon; pour over apples.
BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until apples are tender, basting occasionally with the juice mixture. Remove apples from oven. Combine cheese, raisins and pecans; spoon evenly into centers of apples. Let stand 1 min.