Brown Sugar Maple Baked Apples

Recipe by Scoutie
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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel skin off top quarter of each apple. Using melon baller, scoop out core, leaving bottom intact.
  • Stand apples in 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Mix sugar and spices in bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons mixture.
  • Fill apple cavities with remaining sugar mixture. Spoon 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup into each cavity.
  • Scatter 3 tablespoons butter pieces over apples. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover; chill.)
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Pour water into pan with apples, then add reserved 2 T. sugar mixture, 2 T. maple syrup, and 1 T. butter.
  • Bake until apples are tender when pierced with skewer, about 1 hour. Transfer apples to 8 bowls.
  • Place baking pan atop 2 burners; boil over medium-high heat until syrupy, about 2 minutes.
  • Spoon sauce over apples. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired.
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