Servings: Makes 4 servings
The night before: In a medium pot, combine cinnamon sticks, vanilla bean, brown sugar and nutmeg with 2 cups of water; bring to a boil, reduce to low boil until mixture reduces by half
In an 8x8-inch-baking dish, place apples sitting upright. Pour reduction over apples, cover with foil, and bake for 45 to 50 minutes until tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven and cool in liquid. Refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix reserved liquid with farmer's cheese. Fill the cavities of the apples with mixture and serve.
From the August 2004 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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