(Mass Appeal) – Apple season is just about here so how about a different recipe for apples? Molly Parr, columnist and creator of the blog cheap beets, is here with a baked apple recipe you will want to try.

Baked Apples

Ingredients:
Five medium to large apples with flat bottoms
1/4 cup dried apricots, slivered
1/4 cup raisins or currants
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425F
Mix the dried fruit, nuts, cinnamon and maple syrup in a small bowl. Set aside.
Carefully core the apples, making sure to stop about an inch from the bottom.
Using a small spoon, carefully ladle the fruit and nut mixture into each hole.
Stand the apples upright in a baking dish with sides. Pour enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. Cover with foil. Slide into the oven. At around the 20-minute mark, carefully remove the foil, then bake them for another 20 minutes, checking periodically. You will know they are done when they are very wrinkled. They will be soft enough to cut with a fork.