Friday, February 25, 2011

Stuffed Baked Apples

As I'm  writing this blog we are receiving some much needed moisture in the form of snow.  Last count, another 1 1/2 ft.  It's falling at the rate of 1 inch  every 15 minutes!  I can't think of a better dessert for the circumstances.  Bakes apples are so comforting, almost up there with bread pudding.  Yum!

This recipe was adapted and revised from "Eat more, weigh less" book.  That's a fact, if you follow it.  So, it can't be all that bad, right?


2 apples (I used Granny Smith, a bit tart, but good.)
1/4 cup raisins
2 T brown sugar
1 T candied ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp honey
1/8 c amaretto
1 cup water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Core and peel 1 inch from the top of the apple.  Place in a baking dish. (9 x 9)  Combine the raisins, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, honey and amaretto.  Spoon mixture into center of apples.  Pour about a cup of water in the baking dish and place in the oven.  As it bakes, baste with the water.  It will become syrupy towards the end.  If it evaporates, add more water and keep basting.  Cook for 40-60 minutes.  Serve warm or cold with ice cream.  I used frozen vanilla yogurt.  I'm always looking for ways to squeeze the fat out of recipes but keep the flavor!

1 comment:

  1. I love stuffed baked apples. These ones look particularly delicious Wendy!