Baked apples with cranberries

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Orange
2 cups Cranberries
¾ cup Orange juice; fresh-squeezed
¼ cup Firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons Butter-melted
4 larges Rome apples or Golden Delicious apples
4 Cinnamon sticks

1. Remove zest from orange. Mince half the zest, leave the other half in strips- set aside. Mix cranberries, orange juice, brown sugar, and butter.

Divide this mixture in half. Stir minced zest into one half- set other half aside.

2. From the stem end of each of apple, slice off ½-inch to form a cap.

Remove stem from each cap, and cut an opening large enough for a cinnamon stick. Core each apple with a melon baller. Place apples in a small baking pan and stuff each with a portion of the cranberry mixture containing the zest. Replace cap on each apple, with a cinnamon stick through the old stem opening. Pour remaining cranberry mixture around apples, stirring in remaining zest strips.

3. Bake in a 350-degree oven until apples are tender, about 45 minutes.

Transfer apples to serving plates-, pour cranberry mixture from baking pan into a medium saucepan and simmer over medium heat until reduced to a thin syrup, 7 to 10 minutes. Spoon some of the thickened cranberry mixture around each apple. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.

Cook's Illustrated, Sept./Oct. 1994, Page 34.

Nationality: USA Courses: dessert, fruit Season: fall or winter Method: baked

Start to Finish 1½ hours Preparation 5 minutes Attention 1 hour Finishing 5 minutes

Converted from Mangia!, Cook's Illustrated 1993-1995 Cookbook Recipe by: Cook's Illustrated, Sept./Oct. 1994, Page 34.

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by "Hobbs, D B USO" <hobbs@...> on Mar 19, 1998

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