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Crunchy Baked Apples Recipe

Crunchy Baked Apples Recipe

We live in South Carolina's Piedmont area, which is famous for huge apple orchards. This is one of my family's favorite apple recipes. I almost always make this to top off our traditional Sunday dinner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 4 medium baking apples
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 4 short cinnamon sticks
  • 3/4 cup apple juice

Directions

  • 1. In a blender or food processor, grind walnuts and sugar. Add cinnamon and set aside. Combine the brown sugar, raisins and 2 tablespoons of butter; set aside. Core apples and peel the top two-thirds of each. rub tops and sides with lemon; squeeze juice into centers. Brush apples with 2 tablespoons butter; press nut mixture evenly over peeled sides. Place in an ungreased 9-in. square baking dish. Fill apples with raisin mixture. Place a cinnamon stick in each apple; drizzle with remaining butter. Pour apple juice around apples. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 40-50 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 480 calories, 26 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 5 g protein.