Cider-Baked Apples with Rum and California Figs

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Use Golden Delicious, Cortland, or Baldwin apples. Take care not to puncture the blossom end (opposite the stem end) of the apples when coring them.

Cider-Baked Apples with Rum and California Figs

If you're a fan of healthier desserts, hang onto this recipe for Cider Baked Apples with Rum & Figs. Go decadent with freshly whipped cream.
Nutrition
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Using a vegetable peeler, remove a strip of apple peel from the top of each apple. With a melon baller remove the stem and core of the apple, being careful not to cut all the way through the blossom end.
  • Place apples in 8-inch square baking dish. Combine sugar and cinnamon in bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of the sugar mixture inside each apple and then fill with figs. Sprinkle the remaining sugar mix around the apples. Add the cider, 1/4 cup rum, and cinnamon stick to the baking dish.
  • Place apples in 8-inch square baking dish. Combine sugar and cinnamon in bowl. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of the sugar mixture inside each apple and then fill with figs. Sprinkle the remaining sugar mix around the apples. Add the cider, 1/4 cup rum, and cinnamon stick to the baking dish.
  • Transfer the apples to individual bowls and tent loosely with aluminum foil while making the sauce. Pour the cooking liquid and the cinnamon sticks into a small saucepan, bring to simmer over medium-high heat, and cook until the liquid has reduced to 1 cup, 7 to 10 minutes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons rum and stir to combine.
  • Remove and discard the cinnamon stick. Spoon some of the sauce over each apple, sprinkle with the walnuts (if using) and serve, passing the remaining sauce separately.

Notes

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