Baked Apples à la Mode
Makes 6 servings
For the filling:
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
1 piece candied ginger, finely minced (about 1 1/2 teaspoons minced)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 crisp, tart apples
6 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Make the filling: Put the filling ingredients into a small bowl, and mash together with a fork to make a paste.
3. Assemble the apples: Cut the apples in half and scoop out the cores. (I use a melon baller.) Fill each scooped out apple cavity with 1/6 of the filling and set on a lined baking sheet.
4. Put the apples in the preheated oven to bake for 30 minutes. Serve each apple half in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.