Baking an apple to use as a dessert or for a snack can be an easy process. This is an old-time recipe that has been an option for anyone who enjoys this unique dish. There are many recipes that can be used for this process. A traditional recipe will typically contain various spices, raisins or some other type of fruit option, and a sweetener. The sweetener is a syrup or sugar. Apples can be baked inside an over or in the microwave based on preference or availability.
There are many options available for the ingredients to use with a baked apple. One apple will be made for each person at the table. A box of raisins is necessary as a handful will be used in each apple. There will also be cinnamon which is used as a flavoring spice. Butter or margarine will also be necessary for completing the dish. The preparer will apply a few drops of syrup, such as maple or brown sugar. Most people may want to add an optional ingredient, such as peach slices or lemon juice.
The first step of this process is to cut the core from each apple. This means using a knife or tool which is designed to remove the cores from apples. One thing to keep in mind is to use medium-seized apples that are suitable for baking. Score around the top of an apple with the knife to remove some of the skin and use a melon baller or some other tool to remove the core. Remove about one inch of the skin at the top of the apple. This is necessary to have a an area prepared for the toppings. The next thing to do will be to place each apple in a baking dish. A separate baking dish can be used for each apple or the use of a large dish may be preferable. One thing to keep in mind is to use a dish that is microwave safe or will be oven-proof.
Once the apples are in the dish, then the next step is to add the fruit and spices. The raisins should go...