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This is the best way to give kids what they want but also give them something that is good for them.
Cut the top off the apples and hollow out the center. Place the apple cider, honey, and vanilla bean in a saucepot and bring to a boil. Steam the apples until soft, about 10 minutes. Remove the apples and place on a plate for serving.
Boil down the apple cider, about 2 minutes, and then add the brown sugar and raisins. Cook until thickened, about 2 more minutes. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the center of the apple and drizzle with the apple cider sauce. Finish with whipped cream and nuts.