Friday, October 23, 2009

easy baked apples

Simply delicious...the perfect compliment to any holiday meal!!

12 Red Delicious or another good baking apple
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped candied nuts, I like pecans
1 t. nutmeg
1 t. ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 375° F. Peel upper half of each apple. Core to within 1/2 inch of bottom. Place apples in ungreased baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the nuts, sugar, butter and spices. Divide the mixture among the apples. Bake 30-40 minutes, basting occasionally. To test for doneness, pierce with fork; they should be tender. Serve with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream or plain...YUMMY!!!