Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall Cooking Challenge #10- Baked Apples

OK so as soon as you finish reading this post, go buy some apples. Seriously. You will be very happy you did so you can make this. Oh, buy some vanilla ice cream to go with it. Why? 

Because you'll want to make this:

As part of my fall cooking challenge, I baked Simple Baked Apples. Seriously, that's its name. And my brother helped me, so that was fun :)

Baked Apples
  • 6 apples - peeled, cored and sliced<---I used red delicious, they were the only ones I had on hand and it turned out amazingly
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves <--- skipped this, didn't have cloves
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts<---- skipped this, we don't like nuts in our desserts!
  • 1/2 cup whole milk <--- used skim and didn't feel like we were missing anything

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart casserole dish, or coat with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place apples in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stir spice mixture into apples until evenly distributed. Fold in raisins and walnuts. Spoon into prepared dish. Pour milk evenly over apple mixture.
  3. Cover dish with aluminum foil to retain moisture. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until soft and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Don't be like me and cut yourself while doing this. It makes all the other steps very complicated
A comment on AllReipes suggested putting the slices in a gallon size bag to mix the seasonings-- so easy!

My brother's hairy arm, not mine, I assure you.

Look! All mixed!

Pre-baking-- you will want to cover it with aluminum foil to retain moisture

And served, a la mode. 
This is incredibly easy and so delicious. Tastes like the perfect fall dessert and I couldn't recommend it more! 

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