Suddenly, the dessert of choice around here is Baked Apples. You see, my parents went to the farmer's market last weekend and bought way too many apples. They didn't buy a bushel, but they certainly have enough to share.
This simple and easy recipe is a wonderful way to get an apple a day. (wink)
Wash and core 4 baking apples, such as McIntosh.
Place upright in a small "perfect for four apples" baking dish with sides. In a separate bowl, mix a handful of dark raisins, 4 Tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon - plus a dash of nutmeg and a smidge of bourbon, if you'd like. Spoon this mixture into the hollow center of each apple. Pour 1/4 cup of water into the bottom of the pan. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until the apples collapse. Serve as a side dish with pork, or as a healthy alternative to dessert.