Preheat oven to 350F. Wash, core and peel apples only halfway on top. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes on high. Let stand for 5 minutes after microwaving, Mix water, sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, cooked rice, pecans, chopped apple (apple saved from cored apples) and raisins in sauce pan for 7 minutes. Fill apple cavities with apple rice mixture. Arrange apples on a greased baking dish (8 x 8 inch baking pan), and bake for 35 minutes at 350F.
Mix ingredients for syrup: sugar, water, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg. Boil for 15 minutes, until mixture is a syrup consistency.
Arrange baked apples on a serving dish, drizzle syrup over apples. Garnish accordingly with cherries and kiwi fruit. Serve warm.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana