Baked Apples with Ginger Cranberry Butter

Serves: 4

Your rating: None (5 votes)

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The aroma of these apples as they bake will fill your kitchen with spice and fruit. They are perfect for brunch or as a beautiful dessert for autumnal meals!

Ingredients

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Peel away 1/2 inch of the peel around the stem end of each apple. Using a melon baller or small, sturdy spoon, scoop out the core. Rub exposed surfaces with lemon juice.

In a bowl, combine butter, cranberries, ginger, hazelnuts and maple syrup. Squeeze in any remaining lemon juice. With your hands or a spoon, smunch all of the ingredients together. (Yes, smunch is a culinary term!)

Fill apples with the mixture. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon-sugar blend. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until apples are tender.

Serve warm, at room temperature or cold.

Notes

Choose a firm, flavorful apple variety for baking, like Granny Smith, Braeburn or Fuji.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on September 4, 2010.

Lynne Vea

ABOUT OUR CHEF: Lynne Vea

Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

Find more recipes from Lynne.

More about: apples, cranberries, desserts, ginger, hazelnuts, maple syrup

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love the apples!

I was so happy to see this recipe on TV and I just made it tonight and it is delicious! What a prefect fall treat; thanks Lynne and thanks PCC for the great apples!

So glad you enjoyed it!

And thanks for writing in, @deliahf! We'll make sure Lynne sees your compliment :)

Vegan?

This recipe is labelled vegan, but there is butter in the ingredients with no mention of a substitute. Please suggest a substitute or re-label the recipe.

Fixed

Thank you for catching this! The vegan label has been removed. - Nancy, PCC

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