I plan to share these recipes with you throughout the week until Thanksgiving. I know a lot of people struggle trying to figure out what they are going to make for Thanksgiving supper. Some people like to stick to their tried-and-true recipes. Some people like to try new things. Some, both. So here is the first Thanksgiving idea for you.
Allow me to introduce you to this great fall, Thanksgiving recipe, "Stuffed Autumn Apples" How do you stuff an apple? I wondered the same thing. It's not hard at all. So don't worry. This wonderful fall dish can be a delicious side dish or a sweet dessert. Tricia, one of the ladies that demonstrated in our cooking group tonight added homemade caramel on top of these stuffed apples - and let me tell you, it was fantastic!
Stuffed Autumn ApplesRecipe from Tricia Stainbrook
Use large sweet baking apples such as Golden Delicious, Gala, or seasonal speialty apples such as Ambrosia or Pink Ladies
1/3 cup apple juice or cider per apple
1 teaspoon butter per apple
1 teaspoon brown sugar per apple
1/8 teaspoon almond extract per apple
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon per apple
1-2 tablespoons dried cranberries per apple
1-2 tablespoons dried chopped apricots per apple
1-2 tablespoons chopped pecans per apple
1/4 cup grnola or 1/2 a crumbled oatmeal cookie per apple
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
If you want it sweet like a dessert, drizzle caramel over the apples.
Tricia's Homemade Caramel1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons butter
Simmer the sugar and water for about two minutes. Add the butter and bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.
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