Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
So good, especially in the autumn time. You could also use red and golden pears, just cook them 10 minutes longer.
- 3 granny smith apples, cored but not peeled
- 3 Red Delicious apples, cored but not peeled
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1⁄4 cup walnut pieces
- 1⁄4 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄4 cup butter, diced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄2 cup whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 375°F Grease a baking pan just large enough to hold the apples.
- With a small knife, cut at an angle to enlarge the core opening at the stem end of each apple to about 1 inch diameter. (The opening should look like a funnel shape.).
- Arrange the apples in the prepared pan, stem end up.
- In a small saucepan, combine 3/4 cup water with brown sugar, nutmeg and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring. Boil for 6 minutes.
- Combine the walnuts and raisins. Spoon some of the walnut/raisin mixture into opening of each apple.
- Top each apple with some of the diced butter.
- Spoon the brown sugar sauce over and around the apples. Bake, basting occasionally with the sauce, until the apples are just tender, 45-50 minutes. Transfer the apples to a serving dish, reserving the brown sugar sauce in the baking pan. Keep the apples warm.
- For the caramel sauce, mix the butter, cream and reserved brown sugar sauce in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes. Let the sauce cool slightly before serving.