My Mom's Baked Apples

October 2006
My Mom's Baked Apples

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You can also make this recipe with tart Granny Smith apples—just bake them about 15 minutes longer because they're firmer than McIntosh apples.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 30 mins

Ingredients
  • 4 McIntosh apples (all about the same size)
  • 2/3 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (eyeball it)
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated or ground nutmeg (eyeball it)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (a couple of handfuls)
  • 2 tablespoons dried currants (theyre like mini raisins)
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Have a GH (Grown-Up Helper) cut a deep X on the stem part of each apple and trim the bottoms of the apples, if necessary, so they sit upright. Using a small pointy spoon, scoop halfway into each apple to remove the seeds and core and make a hole. Place the apples in a small baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, use your hands to mix the cereal with the cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, butter, walnuts and currants. Stuff the apples with the cereal mixture and bake until the apples are tender when pierced with a toothpick (ask a GH to test them), 30 to 35 minutes. Serve hot, topped with vanilla ice cream, for an upside-down apple sundae. Yum-O!
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