If you're looking for a simple dessert recipe that's on the healthier side you need to try these baked apples. It's like apple pie without the crust. And the classic rum raisin ice cream is optional of course.
- 4 apples Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty, or Honey Crisp work well.
- 3 tbsp. butter room temp.
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar lightly packed
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- sprinkle of nutmeg
- 1/4 cup water
- ice cream for topping (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F. Remove the core and seeds from the apples with a paring knife or corer being careful nut to pierce through the bottoms. Place the apples in a 9 x 9 bake pan.
In a small bowl blend together the butter, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Divide into 4 equal portions.
Stuff each of the apples with the filling and add the water to the pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are fork tender. If you like ice cream, then I would go with rum raisin or old fashioned vanilla.
Did You Know: In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it was her acceptance. Toss some of these around and they all be chasing you.
Recipe adapted from tastesbetterfromscratch.com