The smell of apples baking in the oven can make you forget whatever it is you're supposed to be doing and lure you to the kitchen just to wait until they're finished. While it's not a complicated or new recipe, I made baked apples today and wanted to share them. My husband's family has a wonderful tradition of making baked apples for dessert after Thanksgiving dinner. (On my side, any less than three pies and a cake of some kind is not nearly enough. This tells you why his side of the family is much thinner than mine.)SHOPPING LIST:
-4-6 apples (My favorite to use are Jonagold or Honey Crisp.)
-golden and brown raisins
-caramel sauce (homemade or from a jar)
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1. Soak raisins in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Wash 4 apples thoroughly. Using a paring knife, remove cores to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples. The holes should be about an inch and half wide.
3. In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup of chopped pecans. 1/4 cup of raisins (golden and brown mixed), 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg.
4. Place spoonfuls of the mixture into each apple. Add a generous tab of butter to the top of each apple.
5. Place in a glass baking pan and add 1/2 cup of water (or better yet apple juice) to the base of the pan.
6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the mixture is bubbling and apples are soft.
7. Drizzle with warm caramel sauce and try not to drool!
Doesn't this just ooze fall yumminess?