Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pieces, Chunks, and Slices

In the fall when I was young, my dad would often take a nice ripe, red apple from the tree, and peel it off for us in one big, long piece. Then he'd cut off chunks and slices from the apple for us to eat. Man did those apples ever taste good. Sweet Memories.

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
~Martin Luther

This simple recipe can be made with dark or golden raisins instead of the pecans if you'd like. You could use any kind of nut too - try them with walnuts or cashews.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

* 4 Granny Smith apples
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 4 Tbsp. butter, softened
* 1/2 cup chopped pecans
* 1 tsp. cinnamon
* 1/3 cup water
* 2 tsp. lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut the top off the apples to make a flat surface. Cut a strip of peel around the apple right next to the cut surface. Cut the core out of the apples, making sure to leave the skin at the bottom intact.

In small bowl combine remaining ingredients except water and lemon juice. Stuff apples with this mixture. Mound any remaining mixture on top of the apples. Place in shallow baking dish and pour 1/3 cup water and lemon juice around apples. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes until apples are tender. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.

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  1. What a great memory. I remember well. We still get those nice crisp apples but now have to peel our own.

  2. Yes, but they still taste just as sweet!