Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rum Raisin Baked Apples

Fall is definitely here.  Time for warm favorites and comforting classics.  Why not end the meal with a classy twist on the baked apple. Rum soaked raisins spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest and brown sugar warm the soul and spice up a classic. Top with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and mmm...

4 apples (Cortland, Granny Smith, or other good baking apples)
1/4 cup raisins
1 ½ tablespoons rum
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons slivered almonds
orange zest (optional)
2 tablespoons butter

1.  In a small dish, combine raisins and rum.  Soak for at least 1 hour.  Drain.
2.  Core apples using an apple corer or paring knife.
3.  Combine raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange zest.
4.  Fill apples with sugar mixture and top with a ½ tablespoon  of pat butter.
5.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Places apples in a baking dish and add ¼ cup water to the base.   Cover apples with foil and bake for 50-60 minutes or until apples are tender.  Serve with vanilla ice cream and mmmmm….

1 comment:

  1. wow! kelly I am impressed by the blog you all have put together. there is tons and TONS of content here, congratulations on keeping it going for so long, and despite your group being seperated, you have managed to continue the legacy! peek my friends food blog you guys both have great recipes!! and of-course stay up to date on my own continued adventures through SoCal :) I hope you found some time to check out my posts on UCLA ;) (tsk tsk on you if you didnt!)


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