dessert essentials: cinnamon baked apples

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By Andy Anderson !
from Wichita, KS

With Autumn coming on, we are spending our evenings outside by the pond, and I am making some sweet and savory bits, to go with the wine. This comes from a memory of a dessert I had in Boston, about 5 years ago, while on a lecture swing. I do not have the “exact” recipe, but this is pretty close. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 2
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For dessert essentials: cinnamon baked apples

  • PLAN/PURCHASE
  • 1 lg
    apple, halved and cored
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, melted
  • 1/4 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp
    raisins
  • 2 Tbsp
    maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    powdered ginger
  • 1 pinch
    nutmeg
  • FINISHING TOUCHES
  • sea salt, flaky variety
  • vanilla ice cream
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How To Make dessert essentials: cinnamon baked apples

  • 1
    PREP/PREPARE
  • 2
    You will need an ovenproof pan with a lid or a glass baking dish to make this recipe
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
    Take the apple, cut off the top and bottom, and then cut in half.
  • 5
    Discard the top and bottom and core the apple slices. I am using a small round pie cutter, but a small knife would do just as fine.
  • 6
    Place a rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).
  • 7
    Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
  • 8
    Dip the apple slices in the butter and place them into an ovenproof pan, or baking dish.
  • 9
    Mix the remaining ingredients together; including the butter, but not the sea salt, and stuff the apple slices.
  • 10
    Cover the pan and place into the preheated oven for 11 minutes.
  • 11
    If you are using a glass baking dish, cover with a piece of foil.
  • 12
    After 10 minutes, uncover, and bake until the apple is tender, about an additional 10 minutes.
  • 13
    PLATE/PRESENT
  • 14
    Sprinkle with a bit of flaked sea salt, and a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy.
  • 15
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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