Wormy Apples for Halloween
These Halloween-themed baked apples, stuffed with raisins and walnuts, are ghoulishly garnished with gummy worms.
6 large golden delicious apples
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 gummy worms
Heavy cream for accompaniment
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Core apples from blossom ends, leaving stem ends intact.
- Mix raisins and walnuts and stuff into cavities of cored apples. Set apples, stems up in a 7 x 12-inch baking pan.
- In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Pour hot syrup around apples.
- Bake, uncovered, basting occasionally with syrup, until apples are tender when pierced and skin begins to crack, about 30 to 35 minutes.
- Remove apples from oven; cool in pan for 10 minutes or cool to room temperature.
- Place each apple in a small serving bowl and spoon syrup around fruit. In the top of each apple, cut a hole large enough for one of the candy worms and tuck one end into each apple, leaving most of the worm dangling.
- Offer cream to pour over apples.
Makes 6 servings.