Baked Spiced Apples
Something that I have been substituting is Sunkist Blends in place of the nuts. Take 3/4-1c and pulse it in a food processor a few times to get a nice chopped product.
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- granny smith apples
- 1/2 c
- hazelnuts (or almonds or walnuts or pecans), chopped
- 2 tsp
- baking spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, and ginger)
- 1 Tbsp
- brown sugar
- apple cider or juice
It is important to slice the bottom of the apple halves, so the spiced juice can find its way into the apples to add flavor and to ensure it cooks evenly.
Serve as a side to a pork dish, and baste apples and pork with the spiced juice. Or as a dessert topped with sugarless, fresh vanilla bean whipped cream.