Ingredients

6 large Golden Delicious apples
1 large banana
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons maraschino cherries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 lemon, sliced

Directions

1. Core apples and pare 1 inch down from top. Place in shallow baking dish. Peel and dice bananas. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
2. In a medium bowl, combine bananas with dated or maraschino cherries, walnuts, sugar and salt. Spoon into centers of apples.
3. In a saucepan, combine water, light corn syrup and lemon slices. Boil 5 minutes. Pour over apples.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F. 30-40 minutes or until apples are tender; baste frequently with syrup.

If you do not want to use the maraschino variety of cherry, you can plum dried cherries in warm water for 5 minutes and use them, or try using dates.

If you do not want to use the maraschino variety of cherry, you can plum dried cherries in warm water for 5 minutes and use them, or try using dates.

Golden Baked Apples With Banana Filling
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