Turns out... it was super tasty and right up my alley on ease... I left out one of the ingredients suggested, party because it didn't sound that great and ultimately because I didn't have any to give. With Fall on our heels (I can't wait for the crispness in the air), an easy baked apple recipe is something everyone needs. Below is the recipe found on the Simply Recipes blog, tweaked minimally by Mrs. McGoo.
- 4 large apples - I used Fuji because it's our favorite
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 3/4 cup boiling water
|Photos from: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/baked_apples/|
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Wash apples. Remove cores to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples. It helps if you have an apple corer, but if not, you can use a paring knife to cut out first the stem area, and then the core. Use a spoon to dig out the seeds. Make the holes about 3/4-inch to an inch wide.
- In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Place apples in a 8-inch-by-8-inch square baking pan. Stuff each apple with this mixture. Top with a dot of butter (1/4 of the Tbps).
- Add boiling water to the baking pan. Bake 30-40 minutes, until tender, but not mushy. Remove from the oven and baste the apples several times with the pan juices.
Simply Recipes suggests serving the apples with a side of vanilla ice cream... sounds delish, but we didn't have any to try. Thanks Simply Recipes... bon appetit!