Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium cooking apples, such as Rome Beauty, Granny Smith, or Jonathan
  • ½ cup raisins, snipped pitted whole dates, or mixed dried fruit bits
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup apple juice or water
  • Ice cream or half-and-half (optional)

Directions

  1. Core apples; peel a strip from the top of each. Place apples in a 2-quart casserole.
  2. Combine the raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; spoon into centers of apples. Pour apple juice or water into casserole. Bake apples in a 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes or till the apples are tender, basting occasionally. If desired, serve warm with ice cream or half-and-half.