Festive Baked Apples
Servings 6 | Prep Time 10 mins | Bake Time 25-30 mins
6 baking variety apples (Rome, Granny Smith, etc)
1/4 cup lemon juice
3/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 brown sugar
2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoons butter
1/2 cup Traina Fruit Mix
1/4 cup diced pecans
Preheat oven to 350°
Prepare a 6-cup casserole dish by rubbing the inside with butter.
Peel 1/2" off the top of each apple, then core with a melon baller. Rub lemon juice inside the cavity of each apple.
In a small bowl blend 2 tablespoons of butter with brown sugar; then stir in Traina's Fruit Mix and pecans.
In a small saucepan warm the apple juice, granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon of butter until the sugar and butter melt.
Fill the cavity of each apple with brown sugar-dried fruit & nut mixture.
Place apples upright in the prepared casserole dish and pour the warm apple juice mixture over the apples.
Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes, basting often until apples begin to soften and pan juices thicken slightly.