Monday, November 3, 2008

Candy Bar Stuffed Apples

Note: Wasn't it bad enough that we had candy left over from last week? What was I thinking when I was at the store and saw all of that candy 50% off? I was thinking... SCORE! Now I am thinking: "A moment on the lips. Forever on my hips." I have been baking treats for neighbors, friends, and to put in the freezer. Tonight I am baking these stuffed apples to eat with our pork chops at supper.

Candy Bar Stuffed Apples

4 medium apples
1/4 cup coarsely chopped Heath bars
1/4 cup coarsely chopped Snickers
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup finely chopped Heath bars
1/4 cup finely chopped Snickers
3/4 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon granulated sugar

(The double listings of candy bars is intentional. You need both coarsely chopped AND finely chopped.) Position rack in center of oven and preheat the oven to 350° F. Place the apples on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, carefully cut the top 1/2-inch from each apple. Using an apple corer or a small melon baller, scoop out the stem, core, and seeds from each apple, leaving the bottom intact. Stand the apples in a 9-inch square baking dish, cut side up. Divide the coarsely chopped candy bars among the apples, about 2 tablespoons of candy per apple. Place 1 1/2 teaspoons of the butter inside each apple, on top of the candy bar pieces. Again, divide the finely chopped candy bars among the apples, about 2 tablespoons of candy per apple, placing candy on top of the butter inside each apple.

In a small bowl, whisk together the cider and sugar and pour the cider mixture over and around the apples. Using oven mitts or pot holders, place the baking dish in the oven and bake the apples uncovered until tender, about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Using oven mitts or pot holders, carefully remove the apples from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve hot or warm, spooning the pan juices over the apples, and add vanilla ice cream if desired.

Warning: These apples are very hot when coming out of the oven, and there is a lot of hot juice. Be careful not to spill any on you!

AFTER you go VOTE, be sure and go visit Lisa at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday for more recipes. Spending the day cooking will be more fun than spending the day listening to election results.

After all, no matter who is elected to manage our county today. God is still on the throne. Yesterday. Today. Forever.


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Well, Grace does love apples. Is that a good enough excuse to make these?

Sherry said...

Oh, my! These look divine! They are healthy right? they have to be with having apples. LOL! That is my story and I'm sticking to it. :D

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hey there. These sound awesome. What an idea!!!!

Country Gal said...

Yum- what a great way to use up all my apples! A chocolate a day keeps the blues away...

Heather said...

Just one word... Yum!!

A happy heart at home said...

What an original idea! I never would have thought of that.