Thursday, March 10, 2011

Baked Apples -- "Bon Apple-teet!"

Photo taken after several servings were eaten.  Have to be fast around here!

Baked Apples

This is about as easy as it gets.  A very flexible recipe, the apples can be baked at whatever temperature that another item may need in your oven -- generally between 350 and 400 degrees F.  A covered casserole dish makes it easy.

  • Apples, about 4
  • Raisins, 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  • Brown sugar, 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamin, 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Allspice, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Butter, 2 Tablespoons
  • Optional: walnuts or pecans, 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Core and slice the apples; do not peel them. The peel has a great taste and texture in this recipe, and they are nutritious!  To core and slice the apples in one step, a tool like this makes it easy.  I got a really cheap one that works great.
Toss the slices into your casserole dish.  Dump the raisins, sugar, and spices over the apples.  You could add walnuts or pecans, if you like.  Cut the butter into several dabs and place on top of the apples.  No need to stir because it will all blend as it bakes.

Put the lid on and bake. 

I was baking some potatoes at the time, and later some salmon, so my oven was at 400 degrees F.  The apples baked for about a half hour, then sat on the counter with the lid on for another half hour until after dinner.  If baking at 350, probably 40 minutes would do the trick.

The apples should be like butter.  And the flavor -- suprisingly intense and rich.

Bon Apple-teet!!!

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