Andrea's Baked Apples


Andrea Scott’s adaptation from Nourishing Traditions/ Sally Fallon. This is a wonder-
fully rich and spicy version of a classic way of cooking apples.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sucanat (barely refined sugar) or 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • zest from 2 small (or 1 large) lemon, grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped or sliced almonds or sunflower seeds
  • 6 large baking apples. 

Let's Get Cookin

  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Cream butter and sucanat/maple syrup
  3. Stir in lemon rind, spices, raisins, and nuts.
  4. Core apples from stem side, leaving apple intact on bottom.
  5. Fill each apple with a spoonful of stuffing.
  6. Place apples in buttered baking pan with a little water. Bake until apples are tender (depending on type of apple, about 1 hour).

Serves 6 for dessert or brunch. 

Note: Presentation is more attractive if the top third of the apples is peeled before filling
and baking - however, the finished apple is less juicy and provides less fiber.