Yield: 4 servings
|4||McIntosh, Granny Smith or Red Delicious apples|
|4 tablespoons||Orange zest|
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