Nut And Brown Sugar Stuffed Macintosh Apples
- 6 medium McIntosh apples
- 2 wedges lemon
- 6 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly-grated or ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup walnut pieces
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup oatmeal
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Trim a thin slice off of the bottom of each apple. Cut the tops off apples and trim way skin of tops of apples, trim should be 1/2-inch wide. Hollow out the apples with a small paring knife, carving out a cavity for the filling. Rub the tops and cavities with wedges of lemon to retard browning.
Combine butter, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, nuts, flour and oatmeal in a bowl -- mixture should be crumbly -- and then pack into apples. Place apples in a shallow baking dish and add 1/4-inch of water to the dish. Bake apples 17 to 20 minutes, until filling bubbles and apples are tender but not soft. Remove from oven. Serve warm or room temperature.
This recipe yields 6 servings.