Preparation / Directions:
Core apples and pare them about 1/3 down from the stem end. Mix sugar,
spices, nuts and fill center of each apple, press in firmly. Pat surplus
sugar mix on pared portion of apple. Top with dot of butter. Place apples
shallow baking pan.
Combine maple syrup, water, lemon juice and salt, heat quickly to boiling
remove from fire and add vanilla. Pour syrup mixture gently on top of each
apple and around apples. Bake 350 for 40-45 min. Baste with pan liquid at
the end of first 15 minutes, then 2 more times. Test with toothpick for
doneness at the end of 30 min. Serve with cream.