11:18 AM

Wormy Apples

  • 6 large Golden Delicious apples
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 wiggly candy worms

Core apples from blossom ends, leaving stem end intact. Mix raisins and walnuts and stuff into cavities of cored apples. Set apples, stems up, in a 7 x 12 inch pan. In a 1- to 2-quart pan, mix brown sugar,water, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir over high heat until mixture boils. Pour hot syrup around apples.


Bake uncovered in 350° oven, 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 at least 10 minutes or let cool to room temperature. Set each apple in a small bowl and spoon syrup around fruit. In top of 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. Serve without explanation!