Say that you bought a bunch of apples in preparation for a hurricane...what do you do with them once the danger has passed?
Bake them! Or a few of them. And make something else delicious with the rest...Anyway, in a variation on this Betty Crocker recipe
, I took the liberty of adding a bit of lemon juice to my apples. I like the extra zing. Baked apples are great for fall and always remind me of Philippe's
- Four apples
- Lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- Core apples, leaving a little bit of apple on the bottom. They should look like little apple bowls. I used a paring knife and a peeler. Betty recommends that you either peel the upper half/top of the apple or peel a 1-inch strip of skin from the middle of each apple to prevent splitting.
- Place into an ungreased glass baking dish
- Spoon a little bit of lemon juice into each apple and on the peeled/exposed parts.
- Sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar into the center of each apple. Add small cubes of butter, as much as will fit into each apple. Add more cinnamon and sugar, until you're satisfied.
- Pour about a 1/4 inch of water into the baking dish. Put in oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until apples are tender.
- There will still be a mixture of lemon juice, butter, and cinnamon sugar in the apple centers. I poured this out into a bowl and added more sugar, then spooned it over the apples.
These were incredibly easy to make and extremely delicious. A perfect snack to welcome November!
What's your favorite way to prepare left over apples?