It's a dessert we often forget about, but it is certainly the time of year to be reminded! This is a great dessert to prep before cooking dinner and just before sitting down to eat pop 'em in the oven.
6 large apples (I used jonagold)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup slivered pecans
1/2 cup chopped raisins
*recommended option to add caramel - yum!
(adjust accordingly to how many apples you need)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Core each apple to 1/2 from the bottom and about 1" wide. Get all the seeds and tough stuff out. You may use an apple corer or a pairing knife works well. Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans, and raisins in a bowl. Fill apples with mixture to the top of the apple. If using caramel fill half of the apple, add a layer of caramel, and top with more of the mix. Once apples are "stuffed" place a tab of butter on top of each. Bake for about 35 minutes. If sauce is in bottom of pan then baste before serving.
*Goes well with vanilla ice cream!