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Monday, November 28, 2011

Baked Apples

I have no idea why I've never made baked apples before.  It's essentially apple pie filling without the hassle.  And while I love crust, when you skip the butter and flour-laden layer, you get to eat more ice cream.  You can even eat this for breakfast.

One of the things I like about this recipe is that the measurements are very loose guidelines.  Pretty much just sprinkle however much you like of each ingredient over the apples and toss it all together.

Baked Apples
inspired by Joy the Baker

4 large or 8 small (or however many you have) apples, peeled and sliced
Lemon juice (I used half a lemon)
Brown sugar
Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon cornstarch
Pinch Allspice
Pinch Nutmeg
Pinch Salt
2 Tablespoons butter, cut into pieces

In a baking dish, combine apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, allspice and salt.  Mix well.
Dot with butter.
Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Remove from oven and cover with foil. (I found my apples looked a little dry after baking, so this steamed them and concentrated the juices.
Serve as you would apple pie.  In my case, that means with a lot of vanilla ice cream. 


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