Because apples are a great source of vitamin C, make some extra baked apples for a delicious addition to lunch boxes. If Granny Smith apples are unavailable, try Golden Delicious or Cortland apples.
4 medium Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 Tbsp margarine
1/2 cup apple cider
Preheat oven to 350°F. Core each apple almost to, but not through, the bottom and place them in a baking dish.
Toss raisins with brown sugar in a small bowl. Pack the raisin mixture into the center of each apple.
Sprinkle with cinnamon; dot with margarine. Pour cider over and around apples.
Bake for 45 minutes or until apples are tender, basting occasionally with pan juices. Serve warm or cool.
To keep apple skins from wrinkling while they bake, cut a few slits in apple skin before putting them in the oven. You can store apples in the refrigerator. To increase their storage time, make sure they aren't touching each other.