Something simple and delicious for dessert. Partner with store-bought gingersnaps.
Makes 6 servings.
1 1/4 cups golden raisins
Preheat oven to 375°F. Using melon baller, scoop out stem, core and seeds of apples, leaving bottom intact. Using vegetable peeler, peel skin off top half of each apple. Arrange apples, cavity side up, in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.
Stir raisins and sugar in small bowl to blend. Pack about 2 tablespoons raisin mixture into cavity of each apple. Sprinkle any remaining raisin mixture into dish around apples. Pour juice over and around apples. Dot apples with butter.
Bake apples 15 minutes; baste with juices. Continue to bake until apples are slightly puffed and tender, basting every 10 minutes, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Transfer baking dish to work surface; let apples stand 10 minutes, basting occasionally.
Transfer apples to bowls. Spoon pan juices over and serve warm.