September 6, 2001
The New Year Giving Tree
Lady Apple Cordials (serves 18)18 Lady Apples (or other variety of small apple)
18 cubes of brown sugar, or more Scrub each apple until clean and residue-free. With the small end of a melon scoop, remove the stem and seeds of the apple, being careful not to scoop through the bottom of the fruit.
If you like, with a paring knife or a vegetable peeler, peel away a narrow border of skin around the round opening. Insert a cube or two of brown sugar into the hollow of each apple. Place the apples into a shallow casserole dish and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 minutes. The apples should be soft to the touch, yet still retain their form. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Apple Kuchen (serves 12)
1 prebaked 9-inch pie crust, or 10-inch tart crust