Old-Fashioned Baked Apples

Serves 4

COST: $1.13

Per 1 apple

Calories: 210

Fat: 11g

Carbohydrates: 38g

Protein: 1g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 34g

Sodium: 7mg

4 baking apples (Romes or Cortlands are good)

8 whole cloves

2 ounces butter (1⁄2 stick)

1⁄3 cup light brown sugar

1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon or powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F. Wash and dry apples thoroughly. Using a small knife, cut a divot from the top of the apples, leaving the stem intact. This “cover” will be replaced when baking. Scoop out the seeds and core with a melon baller or small spoon. Drop 2 cloves into each apple.
Knead together the butter and brown sugar, along with the cinnamon, until it is a paste. Divide equally over the scooped apples, leaving enough space to replace the tops.
Place apples in a baking dish with 1⁄2 cup water on the bottom. Bake for 1 hour. Sprinkle with cinnamon or powdered sugar before serving.