Apple-raisin stuffed onions

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Onions; 1-1/2 pounds
3 tablespoons Margarine
½ cup Celery; chopped
1 cup Carrots; shredded
1½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
¾ teaspoon Curry powder
¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
⅓ cup Tart apples; chopped
¼ cup Raisins

Recipe by: Jo Anne Merrill Preparation Time: 0:40 * Use a large sweet onion, such as Spanish, Bermuda or even the Vidalia

type sweet onions. Total weight: about 1-½ pounds.

1. Peel onions; cut off one quarter of each onion from the top and trim root end, leaving root end intact.

2. Use a large melon-ball scoop or grapefruit spoon to remove centers of onions, leaving ¼-inch thick shells.

3. Stand onion shells in saucepan with 1 inch boiling water; cover and let steam for 15 minutes. Remove from heat; invert onto wire rack to drain and cool.

4. Finely chop onion centers; you will have about ½ cup. Melt margarine in skillet and saute the chopped onion for 3 minutes. Add celery and saute 1 minute longer.

5. Stir in shredded carrots, mustard, curry powder and Tabasco sauce; remove from heat.

6. Blend in apple and raisins. Spoon stuffing into onion shells.

Place in small baking dish and pour hot water into dish to a depth of 1 inch.

7. Bake in preheated 325-degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until onions are heated through.

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