Friday, January 14, 2011

Baked Stuffed Apples


• 5 red apples
• 4.25 ounce container of mixed dried fruit
• 3 ounces almonds chopped
• 3 ounces walnuts chopped
• 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1/8 teaspoon ground Madagascar vanilla
• 1 tablespoon cinnamon
• 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 stick of unsalted butter
• 1 cup of apple cider
• 1 lemon


 Preheat oven to 400 degrees farenheit
 Slice lemon into quarters and squeeze into a medium sized bowl and fill halway with water
 Core apples almost to the bottom and slice them 3/4 of the way down 4 times
 Put into the lemon water bowl so help prevent browning
 Into a bowl add the dried fruit and nuts and mix together
 Add the nutmeg, ground vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter into a bowl and blend together until evenly mixed
 Add the butter mixture into the dried fruit mixture and with your hands mix
 Drain the apples and pack with the filling
 Place into a glass casserole dish standing up and pour the apple cider into the bottom of the dish around the apples
 Cover with aluminum foil and cook for 30 minutes
 If you want a crunchy bite in the apple only cook for 20 minutes.

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