Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Baked Apples


1/3 cup chopped walnuts
4 apples(Cortland, Golden Delicious, or Rome Beauty)
4 teaspoons melted butter or margarine
4 teaspoons sugar mixed with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons water

1. Place the walnuts on a baking sheet and toast them in a 250-degree oven for about 5 minutes, until they are fragrant. Set aside.
2. Wash and core the apples. Place them in a baking dish. Combine the butter, sugar-cinnamon mixture, and toasted walnuts.
3. Fill the cavity of each apple with the mixture, dividing it evenly among the 4 apples. Pour the water into the bottom of the baking dish.
4. Bake the apples at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve warm. You can make the dessert more festive by topping each apple with whipped cream just before serving, garnishing with a sprig of mint for color, or placing an edible flower on the side.

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