raisins, dried cranberries or other dried fruit
walnuts or pecans, finely chopped
honey or maple syrup
water or pure juice (apple or cranberry)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pull out apple stem. Use an apple corer
to remove seeds and core without breaking
through the bottom of the apple. (Some people
also like to remove a circular strip of peel from
the top of the apple to prevent the apple skin
from splitting, but I skip that step.)
Arrange apples in a roasting pan or
other deep baking dish.
Stuff with fruit and
nuts, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Pour 1/2 inch of water or juice into
bottom of baking dish.
Cover with pan lid or
foil, sealing as tightly as possible.
Bake in preheated oven about 45 minutes,
until apples are fork tender.
juices and serve hot, warm or cold.
Cover and refrigerate leftovers.