October 1, 2009
Another wonderful thing about fall are apples! If you take a drive out through the country you'll come across numerous orchards that have tons of fresh, crisp, fabulous apples! Beautiful leaves and tons of apples. What could be better than that?
There are many things you can do with apples, but one of my favorite ways to use apples, though I rarely make them, are baked apples! With a few simple ingredients you've got a fabulous autumn treat that can't be beat. It's also versatile because you can use it as a side dish or dessert. Who doesn't like multipurpose dishes?
What You'll Need Per Person:
1 apple, cored
A small chunk of bread
1 tablespoon of butter, cut into six pieces
1 tablespoon of natural brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Chop butter into bite sized pieces:
Next stuff the chunk of bread in the bottom of the apple to stop up the hole and then press the butter down into the apple and "pack" it in:
Top butter with brown sugar:
All of the sugar might not fit in the hole, but that's ok. Just get as much of it into the hole as possible and the rest of it can just top the apple and even fall down into the dish.
Sprinkle with cinnamon:
I like a lot of cinnamon, but you can use as little cinnamon, or as much as you like.
Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until apple is tender and slightly browned. Remove from oven and let sit five minutes and then serve.
Notes: If you wanted to make this a dessert you could top it with whipped cream, but I like it as a side dish to pork. The bread is there to keep most of the butter and sugar inside the apple as it bakes.
Posted by Dianne at October 1, 2009 7:11 PM
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I'm going to give this a try. My one twin loves apple desserts. This one is close enough. Thanks!
Posted by: ingrid at October 1, 2009 9:57 PM
mmm looks delicious!! Love desserts that are easy and tasty:)
Posted by: Paula at October 3, 2009 10:46 PM
Sometimes simple really is best!
Posted by: Dianne at October 6, 2009 1:23 PM
Beautiful, delicious and the smell is FANTASTIC! This was my first time making baked apples and it's actually what led me to discover Dianne's Dishes. I was out of brown sugar and was already a couple of hours in (cooking for my inlaws... also for the first time!) so I used organic cane sugar instead. I was so worried but they still turned out supurb; my 2y/o actually ate a whole apple with his dinner that night!!! Next time I will make sure I have the brown sugar on hand so I can see how they are supposed to be made! Thanks so much =)
Posted by: Cristie at November 9, 2009 2:42 PM
Glad you enjoyed them!
Posted by: Dianne at November 9, 2009 2:46 PM