Wormy Apples

Wormy Apples

Wormy Apples


Makes 6 servings


6 medium apples, such as Jonathan or Pink Lady
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 (1-inch) strips lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash salt
2 tablespoons butter
6 to 12 soft candy worms


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Core apples and peel top 1/3 of apple. Stand apples in baking pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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