Thursday, November 24, 2011

Baked Apples

So Thanksgiving is here and you still haven't made a dessert? No fear, this no fail recipe is quick and easy to make, and will make your home smell so good when company arrives. It serves 4 people, so multiply the recipe as needed.

4 Honeycrisp apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
4 Tbl butter
pumpkin pie spice
Warm Caramel Sauce (see the pumpkin bread pudding recipe for this)

Preheat oven to 400*
Slice off the top of the apples and scoop out the cores, leaving a well in the center.
Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, cranberries and nuts until well blended.
Stuff each apple with 1/4 of the mixture.
Place apples in a deep baking dish, topping each with a 1 Tbl pat of butter and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.
Fill the bottom of pan with water 1/8 way up and bake for 50-60 minutes until apples are tender.
Drizzle warm caramel sauce on top and serve.

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