This is sweet, crunchy, hot and cinnamonie. Is that a word? Go ahead and use your favorite choice of nuts. You can replace the rum with apple juice if you don't want the booze. But remember the alcohol will burn off. Ice cream goes sooooo well with the hot soft apples.
- 6 granny smith apples, cored almost through the apple 1 inch wide hole, peeled optional (The apple does burst open so if you want you can poke a couple of holes in the skin to let the air e)
- 1⁄2 cup pecans, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup raisins, soaked in
- dark rum, to cover
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Mix nuts, strained raisins reserving the rum, cinnamon, and sugar ingredients,stuff into apples.
- Place into a shallow baking dish that's greased with butter.
- Pour remaining rum on apples.
- Dot each apple with 1/2 tablespoon butter.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
- Till fork tender.
- Serve hot with a side of vanilla ice cream. (A yummy Must).
My family loved these delicious baked apples with just a hint of rum flavor to go with all those yummy spices. I covered them, and shouldn't have?, as they sorta foamed over the top of the apple when they got done; however, it didn't affect their great taste. Next time I will bake the apples UNCOVERED and toast the pecans and sprinkle them on top when serving apples, as cooking the pecans inside the apples made them a little "soggy". We had this as a side dish for Thanksgiving, they were a nice complement to the turkey and dressing.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! We loved these. Mine were not soft enough but 15 more minutes in the oven will solve that problem. Besides that they were fantastic! The rum really makes these special. We decided they should be called Butter Rum Baked Apples. I did not use pecans since we didn't have any and aren't big fans of nuts in general. Paired with vanilla ice cream this was the perfect ending to a great fall meal! Thanks for sharing.
Very tasty - I used dried cranberries soaked in the rum & I don't think the rum was "dark" but it still tasted good. I put my apples in the middle of a pie plate and surrounded it with extra filling from an apple pie that I had just baked (so they had extra cinnamon, white sugar, & also nutmeg on them).