However, if you use a McIntosh, you must shorten the cooking time.
Core apples and remove top inch of peel.
Make a shallow out through skin around centre of each apple to prevent skin from bursting.
Place apples upright in baking dish or pie plate.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Spoon into centres of each apple.
Add water to cover bottom of dish.
Bake, uncovered in 375 F for 25 to 30 minutes for less firm apples and up to 50 minutes for firm varieties or until apples are tender when pierced with a toothpick.
Combine the yogurt and maple syrup to make the sauce.
Pour over the baked apples.
“Thumbs up for a healthy, boldly spiced treat!On the note of the spices, it certainly took the maple-yoghurt sauce to take the edge off that quantity of cinnamon, but the overall effect had the nuanced qualities of a top rate restaurant.Some of my brown sugar topping didn’t carmalize — next time I would drop a few drops of water on top.And presoaking the raisins (in brandy?) would prevent the hardening/burning of exposed raisins (and take the whole thing up _another_ notch!).Thanks a lot!”
“Loved this! So easy and the Maple Yogurt Sauce was Awesome!Made it yesterday to use some Gala Apples that were not going to last much longer.Quartered the apples,tossed them with Splenda brown sugar, the raisins and spice mixture and baked according to directions.Great recipe! Thanks for posting!”