- 4 Large baking apples Such as Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, or Jonagold.
- 1/4 cup brown sugar Replace with natural options such as agave or raw organic local honey.
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans Optional
- 1/4 cup currants or chopped raisins
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C)
- Cut out holes in apples for stuffing: Rinse and dry the apples. Using a sharp paring knife or an apple corer, cut out the cores, leaving the bottom 1/2 inch of the apples intact. If using a paring knife, first cut out the stem area and then use a small metal spoon to scoop out the seeds. Cut the holes so that they are an inch or so wide.
- Stuff with brown sugar, cinnamon, and extras, dot with butter: Place the brown sugar, cinnamon, currants or chopped raisins, and chopped pecans (if using) in a small bowl and stir to combine. Put the apples in a baking dish and stuff each apple with the sugar stuffing mixture. Place a dot of butter (a quarter of the tablespoon called for in the ingredient list) on top of the sugar.
- Bake: Pour the boiling water into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 30 to 45 minutes, until the apples are cooked through and tender, but not overcooked and mushy. When done, remove the apples from the oven and baste them with the juices from the pan. Terrific with a side of vanilla ice cream.
Original recipe: https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/baked_apples/ This recipe was submitted by K.B. on our Facebook page for holiday recipes, who said: "You can substitute coconut sugar for brown sugar, or honey or agave. This is a nice substitute for apple pie. To make it even easier you can dice the apples up and mix with other ingredients cook closer to 15 minutes or so until soft but not mushy make sure to butter the pan to keep from sticking. Top with vanilla ice-cream or vanilla Greek yogurt."