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Friday, October 24, 2008

Baked Apples

What a perfect way to ring in fall. It's even healthy!


8 large rome apples, washed & cored
1/3 cup granola cereal - I didn't use this with mine.
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup slivered almond
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 fresh lemon rind, grated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup honey
1 cup apple juice or cider
4 tablespoons butter
whipping cream, chilled or softly whipped

1.Peel off one strip around the center of each apple.
2.Slice a thin piece off the bottom of each and place them almost touching in an oven proof dish.
3.Combine the granola,raisins, nuts,cinnamon nutmeg and lemon peel.
4.Toss to mix well.
5.Divide the filling among the centers of the apples, pack the filling down lightly.
6.In a saucepan combine the lemon juice, honey, apple juice& butter.
7.Bring to a bubbly simmer about 5 minutes.
8.Pour over the apples.
9.Cover with foil and bake 350F degrees for 30 minutes.
10.Uncover the apples and continue baking for about another 30 minutes, basting frequently with the juice.
11.Cool to almost room temp serve with the cream

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