COOKING KEEPS ME OUT OF TROUBLE when I’m not dreaming up trouble for Logan to get into. With Fall and Winter in the air, I was craving baked apples. The best variety of apple for this is a Rome Beauty, but you can’t find them in the grocery stores anymore. Apparently, they’re too much trouble to grow and ship, so most commercial farmers don’t bother with them.
BUT…! I found these Rome Beauties online. Kauffman’s, an Amish family fruit farm in Pennsylvania, packs and ships them right to your door! I got a box of 8 for a Christmas treat. Romes are too mushy to eat as is, but they make AMAZING baked apples!
Here’s the recipe I use:
4 large Rome apples (or Jonathan in a pinch)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
1/4 cup raisins, chopped dates or currants
1 T butter
3/4 cup boiling water
preheat oven to 375
core apples and peel skin off the top in a ring
stuff apples with raisins and nuts, top with brown sugar and place a pat of butter on the top of each apple
Place apples in a baking dish
Pour boiling water into bottom of baking dish
Bake for ~30-45 min depending on size of apples (when fork goes in easily, they’re tender and done!)
Serve with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or just a few tablespoons of heavy cream poured over them.