This recipe makes 4 servings, adjust for more or less apples. Preheat oven to 375°F. Wash apples. Remove cores to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples. An apple corer helps but you can use a paring knife to cut out the stem area and then the core. Use a small spoon to dig out the seeds. The hole should be 3/4-inch to an inch wide across the apple. The use of large apples is important so the holes can be large enough for the filling.
In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and pecans. Place apples in a 8-inch-by-8-inch square baking pan. Stuff each apple with this mixture. Quarter the tablespoon slice of butter and top each with a dot of butter
Add the boiling water to the baking pan with apples in it. Bake 30-40 minutes ort until apples are tender but not mushy. Remove from the oven and baste the apples several times with the pan juices.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on the side.
This Baked Apple recipe is wonderful to serve as a dessert any time during the Autumn months or for a Halloween dinner party dessert.
Make sure and use baking apples, see the list below. You'll also want to find the largest apples that you can since you'll be coring these out to fill with the delicious filling!
Look for any Farmer's Markets in your area or apple orchards as they'll have the best choice to choose from as far as baking apples go. You'll also be able to find them at your local grocery store. If you know the produce manager there, ask him to set aside the biggest baking apples that come in with the first shipment of the month.
Large baking apples, Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, (one apple per person).
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup chopped raisins
1 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup boiling water