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Feb 2, 2010

Recipe: Baked apples with cider butter sauce

By: Elizabeth Baird and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe: Baked apples with cider butter sauce Author: Style At Home

Recipes
Feb 2, 2010

Recipe: Baked apples with cider butter sauce

By: Elizabeth Baird and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Baked apples are the kind of simple cold-weather dessert that never goes out of style, especially when served with some lovely vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream. Baked apples, served with yogurt, are also a terrific snack or breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 6 apples
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped dried cherries, apricots, cranberries or raisins
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
  • ½ cup apple cider or juice
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

 
Directions:
1 Core apples almost to bottom, leaving base intact. Slice off ¾-inch (2cm) wide strip of peel around hole at top; trim base to level, if necessary.

2
In bowl, combine brown sugar, dried cherries, cinnamon and nutmeg; pack into apples. Place in slow cooker (4- to 5-quart slow cooker). Whisk together apple cider and butter; pour over apples.

3
Cover and cook on low, basting several times, until wrinkly and very tender, about 3 to 4 hours. Transfer apples to shallow serving dish and keep warm.

4
Whisk cornstarch with 1 tbsp (15 mL) cold water; whisk into liquid in slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until sauce is thickened, about 15 minutes.
(Make-ahead: Let apples and sauce cool separately. Store at room temperature for up to 8 hours or refrigerate in airtight containers for up to 3 days. Rewarm to serve.)

5
Drizzle sauce over apples.

Makes 6 servings.


Excerpted from Canadian Living: The Slow Cooker Collection by Elizabeth Baird The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Copyright © 2009 by Elizabeth Baird The Canadian Living Test Kitchen. Excerpted by permission of Transcontinental, a division of Random House of Canada Limited. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.


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