Judicious& Delicious With
Judge Esther Barger
Nothing says fall liked baked apples…..here is a great recipe that I guarantee will have your house smelling wonderful!
Honey-Spice Baked Apples
6 large Golden Delicious, Ida Red or Rome apples
¼ cup chopped walnuts
¼ cup packed light brown sugar
2 TBSP. butter, softened
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup dark rum
¼ cup honey
1 TBSP. lemon juice
1 TBSP. crystallized ginger, minced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove core from apples without cutting through to bottom, making a cavity about 1 inch wide. Using vegetable peeler, peel apples halfway down. In a small bowl, combine walnuts, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Stir until blended. Stuff mixture into apple cavities. Spoon ½ tsp. rum over filling in each apple.
Place apples in a 20 inch pie plate. In a small bowl, combine remaining rum, honey, lemon juice, and ginger. Whisk until blended. Drizzle over and around apples.
Bake 45-55 minutes, or until apples are tender when pierced with a knife, basting with pan juices a few times. Let cool and serve warm or at room temperature.
Send recipes or comments to Judge Esther Barger, 211 N. Temple, Diboll, TX 75941 or email to ebarger@angelina