Makes 6 servings
|6||medium apples, such as Jonathan or Pink Lady|
|1/2||cup maple syrup|
|1||teaspoon lemon juice|
|2||(1-inch) strips lemon peel|
|1/4||teaspoon ground cinnamon|
|6||to 12 soft candy worms|
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Core apples and peel top 1/3 of apple. Stand apples in baking pan.
- Combine maple syrup, water, lemon juice, lemon peel, cinnamon and salt in small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Pour mixture over apples. Cover loosely with foil.
- Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven. Place 1 teaspoon butter into core of each apple. Baste apples with pan juices; cover and bake 15 minutes or until tender. Cool.
- Cut 1 or 2 small holes from outside of apple through to core. Thread worms halfway through holes. Serve warm or cold.
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