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Speedy "Baked" Apples

Juicy "baked" apples stuffed with brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and nuts.

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Ingredients

  • * 4 large Jonagold, Fuji or Braeburn apples (about 2 pounds)
  • * 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • * 2 tablespoons raisins or chopped pitted dates
  • * 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
  • * 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • * 1 tablespoon water
  • * 3 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup

Preparation

  1. Remove cores from apples to within 1/2 inch of bottoms of apples. (Be careful not to cut through to bottoms of apples.) Peel top half of each apple; set apples aside.
  2. Combine brown sugar, raisins, walnuts, butter and cinnamon in small bowl. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the sugar mixture into each apple. Place in shallow microwavable dish. Add the water to bottom of dish. Brush syrup over tops of apples; cover with waxed paper.
  3. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 12 minutes, or until apples are tender when pierced with tip of sharp knife, rotating dish after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Top with ice cream, if desired.

Notes

Cool to room temperature before serving. Or, cover and refrigerate to serve chilled.