Apples Stuffed With Raisins
6 large apples
6 tablespoons brown sugar
6 tablespoons water
1 cup whipped cream (optional)
Makes 6 servings.
- Wash the apples. With an apple
corer or paring knife, remove the core
from each and place them in a glass baking dish or earthenware.
- Wash the seeded raisins and
place 6 to 8 of them and 1 level tablespoon of
brown sugar in each core. Pour the water around the apples.
- Bake in a hot oven (400º F
or 205º C) until
tender. During baking, occasionally "baste" the apples, _i.e._ take
spoonfuls of the water from around the apples and pour it on the top of
- Serve warm or cold and
decorated with whipped cream if desired.
NOTE: The time for
baking apples varies with the size of apple and the kind of the apple.
From 20 to 35 minutes is usually required.
TIP: Test the apples for sufficient baking with a fork or
|Did You Know?
|An essential oil is a
concentrated, hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds
from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile or ethereal
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that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant.
Essential oils do not as a group need to have any specific chemical
properties in common, beyond conveying characteristic fragrances. They
are not to be confused with essential fatty acids.
Essential oils are generally extracted by distillation. Other processes
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flame, or burned as incense, for example.