When September arrives so do many varieties of straight-from-the-tree apples. Since this can be a hectic time of year, it can be helpful to have a simple way to prepare an apple dessert using some of these delicious orbs. This recipe fills the bill with little fuss and no muss.
Wash and core the apples. If removing the core didn't leave a flat area so that the apple can stand straight up, use a sharp knife and cut the bottom of the apple so it doesn't fall over in the pan.
Add 1 tbsp. butter and 1 tbsp. brown sugar into the core hole of each apple.
Pour enough boiling water into the pan to cover the bottom of the dish, plus one-half of a cup.
Bake in a 350-degree F oven until tender, which can be anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on the variety of the apple. Baste the juices over the apples every 10 minutes. Soft apples, such as McIntosh, will cook faster than a hard apple, like a Red or Golden Delicious.