Spiced Pirate Baked Apples
I threw this together tonight and it came out great. Not too sweet, just sweet enough! Suggested toppings: vanilla ice cream, creme fraiche, or nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt.
- Serves: 4 persons
- ½cup brown sugar
- ¼cup butter, softened
- 1tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4tart green apples
- 2tablespoons frozen blueberries, or to taste
- 2tablespoons raisins, or to taste
- water, or as needed
- 2tablespoons chopped walnuts, or to taste
- 2tablespoons spiced rum
- 1tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2teaspoons cornstarch
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 2Mix brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl.
Step 3Cut the core out of each apple leaving the bottom intact to form a well. Stuff each apple with the brown sugar mixture, filling almost to the top. Place a few blueberries on top of the filling and finish with a layer of brown sugar mixture. Press a few raisins into the brown sugar mixture.
Step 4Pour enough water into a shallow baking dish to cover the bottom; add walnuts, rum, vanilla extract, and cornstarch and mix well.
Step 5Arrange apples in the water mixture and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
Step 6Bake in the preheated oven until apples are slightly tender, about 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake until sugar begins to caramelize, water mixture is thickened, and apples are tender, about 15 minutes more. Stir the water mixture and spoon it over the apples. Cool apples for about 5 minutes before serving.