I love to cook with apples and winter brings a variety of apples from Golden and green to delicious red. Apart from eating them raw I bake a variety of dishes with them like apple crumble, apple pie etc. Some other favorites are Apple chutney and apple jam.
On a daily basis apple stew or baked apples with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream are hot favorites.
Here is a simple recipe for baked apples with spices, dry fruits, brown sugar and all.
It a quick no nonsense recipe , tried and tested in my kitchen.
Apples – 2 ( I use whichever variety is available. Here I have used Golden apples)
Brown sugar- 4 table spoon (firmly packed)
Dry Fruits for filling – raisins, walnuts, dried apricots, sultanas, almond shavings
Nutmeg powder- 2 pinches
Cinnamon powder – 2 pinches
Warm water -(enough to cover the bottom of dish
Butter- I dollop for each apple
Dark rum or Whiskey- 2 table spoon (optional)
Wash and core the apples with the help of apple corer or with the help of knife. remove the seeds and keep the hollow approximately 1/2 to 1 inch wide. Remove the top peel for about an inch.
(Select apples which ae firm and ripe with no damage to the skin and no brown spots)
Mix all the crushed nuts , brown sugar, nutmeg powder and cinnamon powder in a bowl .
Once the filling is ready, stuff the hollow of apple with the mixture tightly and slowly pour a little whiskey or dark rum over it.
Preheat the oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.
Prepare an oven proof dish and line the stuffed apples in it.
Top the apples with a dollop of butter and add a little warm water just enough to cover the base of the apples.
I sprinkle some brown sugar and nutmeg/ cinnamon powder mix in it.
Place the dish in the oven and bake for 30-40 min or till the apples become tender.
Remove once done and serve in a plate with vanilla ice cream on side
This is what it will look when sliced half . If you like it a bit sweet add maple syrup or honey as per your liking.
Enjoy and let me know your experience with this delicious recipe.