Baked Apples

Before adding Jam and nuts
This is another good recipe from Martha Stewart. It is easily divided for as many apples as you have. I had one Honey Crisp apple that I hadn’t eaten and wanted to do something different with it, Most baked apples use brown sugar and maybe raisins, this uses white sugar, berry jam, and orange peel. 
Makes a nice change and eaten with ice cream, an especially good dessert. If you prefer the brown sugar use it and about a pinch of cinnamon and a handful of raisins if you want them.
 I did not have any Hazelnuts so used pecans which is what I usually have on hand. Slivered almonds would work well or walnuts.

Baked Apples

 6 baking apples  such as Honeycrisp), cored
 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar (6 tablespoons)
 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
 Grated zest of 1/2 orange
 1/2 cup raspberry or mixed berry jam
 2/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fit apples snugly in a medium oval baking dish (apples should not tip over).
 2. In a small bowl, combine sugar, butter, and orange zest until well incorporated. Transfer to a piping bag; pipe or spoon butter mixture into each apple, dividing evenly. Add 2 tablespoons water to baking dish.
 3. Bake, basting twice with pan juices, until apples are tender but not falling apart, 40 to 50 minutes.
 4. Transfer baking dish to a wire rack. Add a heaping tablespoon of jam to each apple; sprinkle each with a scant tablespoon of hazelnuts.


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    1. It makes a nice change from the usual Baked Apple recipe. Baked apples work so well for one to two servings or a whole panful.


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