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Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
42 Mins
Stand Time
10 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 servings
Jennifer Davick; Mindi Shapiro Levine

How to Make It

Step 1

Place pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until nuts are toasted.

Step 2

Cook pomegranate juice in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring often, 18 to 20 minutes or until reduced to 1/3 cup. Remove from heat, and carefully stir in apple cider. Pour cider mixture into a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish.

Step 3

Stir together brown sugar, next 3 ingredients, and toasted pecans.

Step 4

Cut 1/2 inch from top of each apple. Place about 3 Tbsp. of pecan mixture into each apple cavity, pressing down and mounding on top. Arrange apples in baking dish with cider mixture. Top apples evenly with butter.

Step 5

Bake apples at 400° for 30 minutes or until apples are tender and sauce is slightly thickened. Let stand 10 minutes. Place apples in serving bowls; spoon sauce from baking dish over apples, and serve with Sugared Piecrust Strips.

Balducci's Food Lover's Market, Washington, D.C.

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