Stuffed apples baked in hot coals


Serves 4


To prepare the stuffing, combine in a bowl:

4 tablespoons dried tart cherries, chopped

4 tablespoons raw pistachios, chopped

Stir to combine.

Set aside.

To prepare the apples, cut the tops off:

4 MacIntosh apples

Set the tops aside.

Then, core the apples, but leave the bottom of each apple intact

to hold the stuffing.

Pack the cavity of each apple with the stuffing mixture.

On top of the stuffing, add:

1 teaspoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon butter

Replace the apple tops; wrap each apple snugly in parchment paper and foil to form tight, round packages.

In the hot coals of a dying fire, make several nest-like depressions.

Place the apples in the hot nests.

Bake the apples for about 20–30 minutes.

Let cool slightly before unwrapping and eating.

Serve warm with:

Whipped cream or ice cream