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Step 1: Trick a young lady into coming to your abode.
Method of the week:
Step 2: Buy and prep ingredients.
Sometimes, spicing up a delivery meal with dessert is the best way to show off your cooking prowess. Today, we’ll need the following ingredients:
2 Honeycrisp Appl
-You can use any good baking apple in this recipe, but now is not the time to buy "red delicious," which are red but not delicious, or a Granny Smith.
-Honeycrisps are our favorites. Also look for Cortlands, Braeburns, Jonagold, or even Fuji apples in a pinch. -Buy the biggest, most symmetrical apples you can find.
1 tsp. Cinnamon
-If you have a spice shop in the vicinity, this is one ingredient where it's nice to have a "good" variety around the house for preparations like this and sprinkling on ice cream.
-We prefer the golden variety, but this is strictly a matter of personal choice.
-A small handful should be plenty.
1/2 cup Pecans
-Rinse, and break up with your hands. No piece should be larger than your pinkie nail.
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 tbs. Butter
-Everything you make, including desserts, needs seasoning to bring out its flavor. Salt is almost always mandatory, while pepper is a welcome addition to certain desserts.
-A generous 2-3 grinds won't be overwhelming.
If you have fresh rosemary laying around the house, use about 1 tsp. or so, chopped, along with a small squeeze of lemon juice.
1/3 cup Heavy Cream 1/8 cup Sugar
Step 3: Cook
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. BOWL: Add pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and butter. Microwave until butter melts. Mix to combine.
3. CUTTING BOARD: Slice apples as shown below. Then, take a sharp knife and cut out the cores. You should be left with four apple rings.
3. BAKING SHEET: This is a great time to use parchment paper on a baking sheet. If you don't have it, grease baking sheet with butter or a little Pam. Arrange apple rings so they are evenly spaced. Press pecan mixture into the holes, packing tightly, until apples are full.
4. OVEN: Bake for 25-40 minutes, checking occasionally. If filling reduces, add more butter and brown sugar until apple is full. Apples are done when you can easily pierce them with a fork to their center. Carefully remove to plates using a flat spatula (so none of the filling falls out).