Tantillo Recipes

Wild Baked Apples

April 7, 2016

Tantillo Recipes

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

1Soak cranberries in cream sherry about 30 minutes.

2Meanwhile, core the apples and peel the top third. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

3Drain 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.

4Stuff 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!

**Cooking Tip:
To keep this a low-fat dessert, try this recipe for faux crème anglaise. Melt low or nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream to room temperature. Add some liqueur of your choice (Grand Marnier or Amaretto), then pour a thin pool of it on a plate and top with the apple.

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