Not Your Basic Baked Apple

Not Your Basic Baked Apple

Ingredients:

  • 4 red apples (Fuji, Honeycrisp or Pink Lady)
  • 1 cup of good dessert or sweet wine
  • 1/2 cup of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of good balsamic vinegar (fig or cherry flavored works well)
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup of dried tart cherries or cranberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Core apples and place in 8X8 square pan.
  3. Mix wine, vinegar, and maple syrup in a medium bowl and pour over the apples.
  4. Turn the apples around in the wine mixture and coat on all sides.
  5. Fill the center of each apple with the dried cherries and/or cranberries.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon on the top of each apple. Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes, basting the apples every 15 minutes, or turn them after 20 minutes.
  7. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!

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