Spiced Baked Apples
|Baking apples||4 Large|
|Packed dark brown sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg/Mace||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|Dark rum/Apple juice / water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
1. Core apples, but leave a small piece of the core attached at the base of the blossom end so that the filling will not run out. With a sharp paring knife, cut a hairline circle around the middle of the apple, cutting just deeply enough to go through the skin to the flesh. Arrange apples in an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Fill cores with brown sugar, sprinkling any excess sugar on top of the apples. Dust tops of the apples with spices. Place 1 tablespoon butter on the top of each apple. Pour rum into the bottom of the baking dish. Cover.
2. Microwave at Time Cook (power level 10) for 7 to 10 minutes, or until apples are tender when pierced with a fork, rotating the dish 1/2 turn after 5 minutes' cooking time. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.