½ cup brown sugar
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup cranberries, dried
4 Tablespoons butter, unsalted, cut into small cubes
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cloves
4 large baking apples (we love Honeycrisp)
½ cup apple cider (or apple juice)
Preheat oven to 375°. Wash and dry apples. Combine brown sugar, butter, nuts, raisins, cranberries, and all spices, set aside. Cut the top ½-inch off each apple. Remove the center core and seeds from each apple using an apple corer or a small utensil, but don’t cut all the way through, you want the brown sugar mixture to stay inside the apple.
Place apples in a baking dish, top side up. Press filling into the center of the apples, mounding at the top. Pour apple cider (or juice) around the apples. Bake until the apples are fork tender, 30-40 minutes. Baste apples with juice from the dish. Let cool slightly then serve with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.