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5 recipes for baked goods with an extra kick

By: Enrique Gili on Dec. 5, 2013, 12:47 p.m.
Brandy baked apples

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Brandy Baked Apples

Tastes like apple pie infused with brandy without the crust.

Prep time: 20 minutes  

Total time: 70 minutes  

Yield: 4 servings

Brandy Baked Apples


  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 4 small to mid-sized Granny apples
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 oz. warm water
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small mixing bowl combine raisins, brown sugar, brandy, cinnamon and allspice. Stir and set aside.
  2. Using a paring knife, stem apples. Core two thirds of the way down, removing seeds. Pack apples with raisin mix; pour the remaining juice from bowl over apples. Top with ¼ pat butter. Place apples in baking pan with a shallow bath of water.
  3. Bake apples for 30 to 40 minutes until tender. Periodically baste with juices from pan. Serve hot.