- 4 large good baking apples, such as Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, or Jonagold (there are several others out there....these are the ones we always use.)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 3/4 cup boiling water
1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Wash apples. Remove cores to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples. It helps if you have an apple corer(I love mine), but if not, you can use a paring knife to cut out first the stem area, and then the core. Use a spoon to dig out the seeds. Make the holes about 3/4-inch to an inch wide.
2 In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Place apples in a 8-inch-by-8-inch square baking pan. Stuff each apple with this mixture. Top with a dot of butter (1/4 of the Tbps).
3 Add boiling water to the baking pan. Bake 30-40 minutes, until tender, but not mushy. Remove from the oven and baste the apples several times with the pan juices. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on the side.
Options: I have also put them in a bowl....with a scoop of vanilla ice cream...and drizzled some caramel ice cream sauce over it. Believe me....it is heavenly!
Yummmo! I do have to say....smelling the apples bake makes me miss my dad. This was our favorite thing to make together....and yep...my dad was a much better cook than my mom. She was good...he was awesome!