Apples baked in parchment

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 \N McIntosh, Granny Smith or Red Delicious apples
¼ cup Sugar
4 tablespoons Orange zest
4 \N Vanilla beans

Preheat oven to 350F. Cut apples in half horizontally and remove seeds with a melon baller. Place tbs of the sugar into the cavity of each half apple and caramelize it (place the apples under a preheated broiler for 1-2 minutes). Sprinkle orange zest on top of the caramelized sugar.

For each serving, place two apple halves on a 12x10-inch piece of parchment paper. Add 1 vanilla bean, which has been slit to release the seeds (do not scrape out seeds). Fold in the sides and close the top of the parchment paper, securing with a toothpick if necessary.

Bake the apples for about 20-25 minutes. Open the packages (but do not unwrap the apples entirely) and remove the vanilla beans. Serve hot.

Vincent's Cookbook by Vincent Guerithault ISBN 0-89815-566-5 pg 213 Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 07-14-95

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