Baked Apples With Caramel Sauce

READY IN: 2hrs




  • 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.