Ginger baked apples

Yield: 2 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 larges Baking apples (such as Rome
Beauty)
2 teaspoons Crystallized ginger; chopped
1 teaspoon Butter; melted water
1½ tablespoon Sugar
1½ teaspoon Fresh lemon juice
¾ teaspoon Grated lemon peel
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
Whipped cream (optional)

NORMA WRENN

Peel apples halfway down from stem end. Core apples without cutting through bottom. Place in broilerproof and microwave-safe casserole.

Mix ginger and butter in small bowl. Spoon half of ginger mixture into each apple.

Stir all remaining ingredients except cream in small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves and syrup boils. Pour syrup over apples. Cover casserole loosely with plastic wrap.

Microwave on high until apples are tender, rotating casserole twice, about 6 minutes. Uncover; spoon juices over.

Preheat broiler. Broil apples until tops are glazed and syrup bubbles, about 2 minutes. Serve apples with whipped cream, if desired.

Source: Bon Appetit 11/95

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