Fall is coming(doesn't roll off the tone like the phrase "winter is coming" from Game of Thrones) and one of the things I think of is baked apples. The last time I had a baked apple was at a Jewish restaurant five years ago that shall remain nameless. Spoiler alert: it wasn't that great.
Of course, I had to combine meatloaf with baked apples so here is the recipe below.
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You will need:
For the cooking vessels:
1 lasagna pan
A large bowl
Nonstick cooking spray
A small bowl
An apple corer(or a sharp knife)
For the edible stuff:
1 cup of tomato sauce
1 tbsp. of ketchup
1 tbsp. of Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. of light brown sugar
The sauce(see items needed above)
8 ounces of browned 92% ground beef
1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
The rest of the ingredients:
3 thin, cooked, baby carrots
Some lemon juice
Some orange juice
3 apples of your choice(I used 1 jazz apple, 1 granny smith apple, and 1 red delicious apple)
1. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
2. Pour the sauce ingredients to a large bowl with the browned ground beef.
3. Add the breadcrumbs to the large bowl.
4. Mix all the ingredients up so that the beef is coated in the sauce and breadcrumbs.
5. Cut the tops of each of the apples you will be using.
6. Core the tops that have been cut off by sticking the stem inside the corer before coring.
7. Stick a baby carrot in the hole made by the corer in the apple top.
8. Core the bottom part of each of the apples you will be using all the way to the bottom.
9. Coat the bottom apple parts with lemon juice on the exterior and interior(the hole where the core used to be) to slow down the browning process.
10. Spray a lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray.
11. Put the apples in the lasagna pan.
12. Fill the interior of the cored apples with the filling and sauce
13. Pour some orange juice over the filled apples so that the beef doesn't dry out during the baking process.
14. Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.
15. Stick the tops with the carrots in the center on top of the baked apples for garnish.
16. Bon appetit!