Classic Baked Apples


A healthy fall treats that the kids can help make. It is gooey and delicious! Heat the oven to 350 In a saucepan, stir together 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of water, 2 Tablespoons of butter, a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon. Bring to a simmer and cook 5 min to make syrup. Core and peel the top third of 4 baking apples such as Cortland. (Below is a chart of apples and what they are best used for)    Place then in a baking pan, fill the with raisins ( or cranberries)  and walnuts ( or almonds) then pour the syrup over them. Bake for 40 min. Serve warm with ice cream or yogurt on top , if you like.


For a quick and easy way I also make them in the microwave

INGREDIENTS: 2 apples 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons butter DIRECTIONS: 1. Core the apples, leaving the bottom intact. 2. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon the sugar mixture into the apples and set a teaspoon (or more to your taste) of butter on top of each apple. Place the apples in a deep casserole dish and cover. 3. Microwave for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes or until tender. Let the apples sit for a couple minutes before serving.