Fruit & Nut Baked Apples

Fruit & Nut Baked Apples

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  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 4 hr
  • Total: 4 hr 20 min
  • Serving: 4
Brought to you from the 50+ Friends Club Cookbook.

Ingredients

  • 4 lg. baking apples, such as Rome Beauty or Jonathan
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 c. chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter or margarine

Directions

  1. Scoop out center of each apple, leaving 1½-inch-wide cavity about ½-inch from bottom.
  2. Peel top of apple down about 1 inch.
  3. Brush peeled edges evenly with lemon juice.
  4. Mix apricots, walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
  5. Add butter; mix well.
  6. Spoon mixture evenly into apple cavities.
  7. Pour 1/2 cup water in bottom of crock pot.
  8. Place 2 apples in bottom of pot.
  9. Arrange remaining 2 apples above but not directly on top of bottom apples.
  10. Cover and cook on low 3 to 4 hours or until apples are tender.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature with caramel ice cream topping, if desired

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