Earth Magic Baked Apples

When you polish an apple on your shirt before taking a bite, you are continuing an ancient tradition. The Celts rubbed apples to drive out evil fairies hiding inside the fruit. Medieval Christians thought the practice kept away the devil. These customs reflect the belief that apples contain Earth energies.

Magic Apples Recipe:

4 medium-sized apples
8 tbsp brown sugar
4 tsp butter
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Rub the apples over your heart then core them. Place in a baking dish. Fill each center with 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon butter, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Add 1/4 inch water to the pan. Bake 30-40 minutes at 375F.

by Lynne Sturtevant