Sweet Baked Apples

Serves 4

  • 2 large red apples, halved
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375º. Using a melon baller or tablespoon, scoop out the core and about 2 tablespoons of flesh from the center of each apple half. Arrange scooped side up in a small greased baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, brown sugar, flour, nuts, and cinnamon. Mound equal portions of the nut mixture into the scooped-out area of each apple half. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil, and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until apples are tender. Serve with ice cream, frozen yogurt, or whipped cream.

This article and recipes by Charlotte Fekete first appeared in the September 2009 issue of Our State.

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