8 medium baking apples
1/2 cup apple or orange juice
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Preheat oven to 350°. Remove cores from apples to within 1/2 in of bottoms of apples; pierce the skins with a sharp knife. Place apples in shallow baking dish.
Combine juice, sugar and cinnamon; pour over apples.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender, basting occasionally with the juice mixture. Remove apples from oven. Combine cheese, raisins and pecans; spoon evenly into centers of apples. Let stand 1 minute.