Apples and pork are terrific partners. This dish reminds me of my grandmother, who used to make baked apples for us from fruit that we picked in her backyard. I served them as a side, but you could also top them with ice cream for dessert. They are super simple but look impressive. I hollow out the center of the apples with a melon baller, leaving the bottom of the apple intact. (This has 3 points per apple.) Enjoy!
3 Granny Smith apples, hollowed out
9 tsp. oatmeal
9 tsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. butter, cut into 6 small pieces
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/2 cup apple juice
1. Place apples in baking dish. Spoon 1 1/2 tsp. oatmeal into each apple; spoon 1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar into each apple. Top with 1 piece of butter, and sprinkle with allspice. Repeat layers of oatmeal, brown sugar, and butter pieces. Pour apple juice into baking dish.
2. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until apples are tender.