Instead of a spoon, try a melon baller, which makes quick work of coring both apples and pears. Out of walnuts? Sunflower seeds, pecans, or even flaxseeds can be a substitute.
- 4 small Honeycrisp apples
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground cardamom
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Trim the tops off the apples and use a spoon to scoop out the core and the seeds. Make sure to keep the bottom inch of the apple intact.
- In a medium bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, spices, and walnuts. Using a spoon, fill the apples with the butter mixture. Set the apples upright in a baking dish and bake until tender and bubbly, about 20 min. Serve immediately.
Garnish with your favorite ice cream.
- October 2017