Phoebe Snow's
Mashed Maple Syrup Apples

Serves 4


Serve this simple, homey dessert with vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream, or garnish it with powdered sugar. Make sure you use Red Delicious apples, since other varieties behave differently when baked.


4 Red Delicious apples
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Use a small, unbuttered baking dish for baking the apples and a 9 by 4 inch loaf pan for the mashed mixture.

2. Peel the apples and core them, using an apple corer, but leave them whole. Place them close together in the baking dish. Add 1/2 inch of water and bake until very soft, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let cool.

3. Place in a medium bowl.

4. Turn on the broiler to high.

5. While the broiler is heating, add the maple syrup, walnuts, butter, and cinnamon to the apples. Mash everything together with a large fork. Scrape the mixture into the baking dish. Sprinkle the sugar on top.

6. Broil until the top has caramelized to a rich brown, about 3 minutes.


The Hole In The Wall Gang Cookbook
By Paul Newman and A.E. Hotchner
A Fireside Original
Publication date: November 1998
Hardback, 112 pages, Price: $12.00
ISBN: 0-684-84843-0
Recipe reprinted by permission.


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