Special Baked Apples
|Apples||4 , rinsed (Jonathan / Mcintosh)|
|Fresh lemon juice||2 Teaspoon|
|Golden raisins||4 Teaspoon|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||4 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||2 Teaspoon|
|Margarine||2 Teaspoon (Acceptable)|
|Unsalted dry roasted chopped pecans/Walnuts||1 Tablespoon|
|Rum/Sherry||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Core apples but do not cut through the bottoms.
Cut a 1/2-inch-wide strip of peel off the top of each apple around the hole.
Place apples in a baking dish and sprinkle with lemon juice.
Fill centers with raisins, brown sugar and sugar.
Sprinkle all with cinnamon.
Add margarine to each apple.
Sprinkle nuts on top of apples.
Pour rum or sherry into bottom of baking dish.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes, basting several times during cooking time.