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Oven-Baked Harvest Apples

Yield Makes 4 servings
Prep: 10 min., Bake: 1 hr.


  • 4 large McIntosh or Golden Delicious apples, cored
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons butter or margarine
  • Garnish: fresh oregano sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Peel top third of apples. Arrange apples, peeled sides up, in an 8-inch square baking dish.

  2. Combine sugar and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Spoon sugar mixture evenly into apple shells and on top of apples. Top each apple with 1 teaspoon spread. Pour 2/3 cup water into baking dish.

  3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until tender, basting occasionally with pan juices. Garnish, if desired.