Maple Raisin Baked Apples
It’s not fall here yet, but I still love baked fall-ish desserts. What’s more yummy and fall-ish than baked apples?
Okay, pumpkin pie sure….but…back to the apples.
My kids are not entirely fond of the whole “Meatless Monday” thing. Today they asked if we were going to do “Meatless Monday” all year-long. Um, Yep. I explained (again) why we were meatless. I explained the benefits to our bodies and the environment. They remain UN-impressed. So, one strategy I have employed is an enticing dessert.
Here’s what you’ll need.
- 4 apples
- 1 cup of maple syrup
- 1 cup of raisins
- 1 TBSP of pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
What to do.
- Pre-heat oven to 400 deg. F
- wash and core the apples (I used an apple coring tool. It leaves a lovely hole all the way through the apple. Try not to core your finger while coring the apples… UM OUCH!)
- Spray a baking pan with non-stick spray
- place apples into the baking dish
- fill the hole in the center of the apple(s) with raisins
- drizzle the maple syrup over the apples
- sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice over the apples
- pack the brown sugar into the hole with the raisins (as much as you can) sprinkle the rest over the apples
Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes, or until the apples are bubbly and soft.
Next time I make this, I am going to peel the apples before I bake them. The skins were soft-ish, but not soft enough.
I served the apples with a single serving sized portion of vanilla ice cream. 🙂
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