Baked apples make a great fall treat. White Winter Pearmain apples picked in an orchard in High Rolls, New Mexico, were used in this recipe. If you like them extra sweet, top with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Serves 4.
4 tart green apples (or any slightly tart apple like a Winesap or Jonathon)
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop out the core from the top of the apple, leaving a well. Do not cut all the way through. Stuff each apple with 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon butter. Place in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake between 50-75 minutes (or until completely tender) and sugar begins to caramelize. Let cool and serve with vanilla ice cream.
Photo by Alison Penn