drops red food coloring
orange, thinly sliced
unsweetened chocolate squares
apple brandy or creme de cacao
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Wash and core apples, but DO NOT PEEL.
3Cut apple 1/3-1/2 of the way from top to bottom in 6 or 8 sections, depending on size of apple.
4Place in shallow, ungreased baking pan.
5Mix sugar and cinnamon together in small saucepan; add water, lemon and orange slices, and bring to a boil.
6Boil 7 minutes or until syrup is thickened.
7Discard lemon and orange slices.
8Pour this syrup over the apples and bake for 30 minutes or until fork tender.
9Baste apples frequently during baking with syrup from the pan.
10They should be nicely glazed when done.
11To serve warm, let apples stand 10-15 minutes before continuing.
13Place apple in glass dessert bowl, opening the apple sections so they spread (like flower petals) to fit the bowl.
14Cut sections deeper if needed to open it more easily.
15Fill center of apple with scoop of ice cream.
16Drizzle the chocolate liqueur sauce over all, and garnish with chopped walnuts.
18CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR SAUCE: Melt butter and chocolate in saucepan over low heat.
20Cook until sauce is thickened a bit, stirring frequently.
21Add liqueur and remove from heat.