From Nelsons Kitchen

Baked Apples with Dried Fruits

From Nelson’s Kitchen

The exact amounts are not very important for this recipe. Variations in the fruit also work well. If preparing a vegan version, omit the butter.

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 F
  2. Zest the lemon and peel the apples
    • Using the microplane grater, zest the lemon making sure to not remove the white membrane and reserve.
    • Cut each apple into four pieces, remove the core and peel each quarter.
    • Cut each quarter in half and add to the baking dish.
    • Squeeze the lemon over the apple pieces, pulverize with the brown sugar and mix well.
  3. Add cinnamon and dried fruit
    • Break each cinnamon stick into two pieces and add to the apples.
    • Add diced dates, prunes, and the raisins.
    • Add grapes if using.
    • Pour white wine.
    • Add the lemon zest.
    • Toss well.
    • If using the butter, cut it in small pieces and distribute on top.
  4. Bake the apples
    • Make for 45 min to 1 hour until the apples are tender.
    • Remove from oven and let it cool for about 10 minuest.
    • Toss gently with a spoon and serve.