Classic Southern Baked Apples

Baked Apple with Raisins
Baked Apple with Raisins. Steve Cohen/Photolibrary/Getty Images
  • 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings

These old-fashioned stuffed baked apples are delicious, and the spices will make your house smell wonderful! Add a scoop of ice cream or freshly whipped cream for a fabulous dessert.

Feel free to replace the raisins with dried cranberries or chopped dates.

What You'll Need

  • 6 large baking apples
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter

How to Make It

1. Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4).

2. Wash and core apples, then remove a 1-inch strip of peel around the middle of each apple. Arrange the apples in a 2-quart shallow baking dish.

3. Combine brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl; fill the center of each apple and dot with 1/2 teaspoon of the butter.

4. Add just enough water to baking dish to cover the bottom of the dish; bake, uncovered, for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until apples are tender.

Large apples will take longer. Baste with juices occasionally.

5. Serve the apples warm with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

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