Simple Baked Apples
I modified the recipe in the Betty Crocker cookbook to make these. They were easy and tasted pretty good.
Cinnamon and sugar mixture (I have this on hand in a shaker)
Dried cranberries (optional)
Juice of a lemon
I cut the apples in half and used a melon baller to remove the core and removed the stem and opposite end with a paring knife. Mix the lemon juice and water in a shallow bowl and dip each apple half in the solution, being sure that all the cut edges of the apple are rinsed with the lemon water. Place the apple halves cut side up in a baking dish.
Pour about 1/4 inch of water in the bottom of the pan.
Cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes until the apples are soft.
You can spoon some of the water in the bottom of the pan over the apples during the cooking but my pan was packed and could not easily get to the water in the bottom. It was okay without doing that.
I served them by placing an apple half in a dessert bowl and spooning a little of the water/juices in the bottom of the pan over top, then a dollop of non-dairy topping. You could also drizzle some of the juices over the topping.