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Baked Apples with Mexican Chocolate

Mexican chocolate is a solid disk of bittersweet chocolate flavored with cinnamon. It's commonly labeled "hot chocolate" or "drink mix" and is available at most major supermarkets.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 45 mins
  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples
  • 5 large marshmallows, 1 quartered, 4 halved crosswise
  • 1 ounce Mexican chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water

Cook's Note

Cooking times for different types of apples vary; begin checking for doneness after 20 minutes.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Halve each apple lengthwise. Using a melon baller or grapefruit spoon, scoop out seeds, forming a small crater in center of each half.

  2. Step 2

    Fill each crater with 1 marshmallow quarter and 1/4 of the chocolate. Cut 2 tablespoons butter into small pieces, and divide among apples, placing over chocolate.

  3. Step 3

    Place water and remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a baking dish. Place filled apples in dish. Bake until a paring knife inserted into apples meets no resistance, 20 to 30 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Set oven to broil. Top each apple half with 2 marshmallow halves. Broil until golden brown. Drizzle with juices.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, September 2008

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