From, "Little Rock Cooks...Recipes Handed Down from Generation to Generation," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.


  • 6 medium apples (Jonathan)
  • 12 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of ginger (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 or more cups water, boiling

Wash and core apples; place apples in baking dish.  Cover bottom of baking dish with boiling water; fill each apple cavity with 2 tablespoons sugar, dash of cinnamon and ginger and 1/2 tablespoon butter.  Bake covered for 30 minutes at 375 degrees or until apples are soft.  Baste occasionally with liquid in pan.  When apples are done, remove them; pour remaining liquid into a saucepan; add raisins and nuts.  Gently boil until syrup thickens.  Pour over apples.  Serve hot or cold with whipped cream.


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