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There are few desserts that are more comforting and easier to make than baked apples. In place of dried cranberries, you can use any dried fruit such as dried cherries. You can also switch from sherry to Marsala, Madeira, or a fruit-flavored brandy. Makes 8 Servings.

Tantillo Recipes
 6 tablespoons dried cranberries
 6 tablespoons cream sherry
 6 tart apples such as Granny Smith, Winesap, or Stayman
 6 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
 Butter-flavored cooking spray
 6 tablespoons brown sugar
 6 tablespoons butter
 Faux crème anglaise (see tip), about 11/2 cups
1

Soak cranberries in cream sherry about 30 minutes.

2

Meanwhile, core the apples and peel the top third. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

3

Drain cranberries, reserving, sherry. Spray the bottom of a baking (or microwave-safe) dish just large enough to hold all the apples with butter-flavored cooking spray. Place apples upright in the dish.

4

Stuff the cavities of the apples with cranberries; sprinkle cavities and tops of apples with brown sugar, then sprinkle with sherry. Dot with butter. Bake, covered in a conventional oven at 375°F for about 40 minutes. Or, in a microwave oven about 15 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking. When done, apple should be soft but still maintain their shape. Serve with faux crème anglaise. Buon Appetito!

Ingredients

 6 tablespoons dried cranberries
 6 tablespoons cream sherry
 6 tart apples such as Granny Smith, Winesap, or Stayman
 6 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
 Butter-flavored cooking spray
 6 tablespoons brown sugar
 6 tablespoons butter
 Faux crème anglaise (see tip), about 11/2 cups

Directions

1

Soak cranberries in cream sherry about 30 minutes.

2

Meanwhile, core the apples and peel the top third. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

3

Drain cranberries, reserving, sherry. Spray the bottom of a baking (or microwave-safe) dish just large enough to hold all the apples with butter-flavored cooking spray. Place apples upright in the dish.

4

Stuff the cavities of the apples with cranberries; sprinkle cavities and tops of apples with brown sugar, then sprinkle with sherry. Dot with butter. Bake, covered in a conventional oven at 375°F for about 40 minutes. Or, in a microwave oven about 15 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking. When done, apple should be soft but still maintain their shape. Serve with faux crème anglaise. Buon Appetito!

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