Stuffed Apples Baked in Apple Brandy (Gefüllte Apfeln im Apfel Weinbrand)

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2⁄3cupdried currants
1 1⁄4cupapple brandy (separated)
1 1⁄2cupground toasted hazelnuts
1⁄2cupdark brown sugar (packed)
1⁄2cupwhipping cream
1⁄2teaspoonground cinnamon
1⁄4teaspoonground nutmeg
10largebaking apples
2⁄3cupapple cider
3⁄4cupwhole cranberry (or lingonberry sauce)


Combine currants and 1/2 cup of brandy in large bowl. Let stand 15 minutes. Stir in hazelnuts, sugar, cream, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cut ¼ inch slice from tops of apples; remove cores to 1/2 inch from bottom, making 1-inch-wide-hollow. Arrange apples ½ inch apart in shallow baking pan. Spoon currant mixture into centers of apples. Pour 2/3 cup of brandy and the cider around apples. Spoon honey over apples.

Baked apples uncovered, basting frequently with pan juices, until apples are tender, 30 to 45 minutes. Arrange on serving plate. Top with cranberry sauce; garnish with watercress; serve with pan juices.

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