Monday, September 19, 2016

Easy Tasty Retro Baked Apples

Don't get me wrong.  I love my occasional kale and fully respect it's healthy benefits. When the seasons turn to Fall, I want to make our home cozy and warm. My thoughts turn to my Mom's cooking and the simplicity of the recipes she made when my siblings and I were growing up. There are so many that come to mind, but one of my favorites were her baked apples.  Simple. Delicious. No shortcuts required.  Bake in the oven to fully enjoy the benefits of the aroma of this delicious dish. My spices of choice are from TheSpiceHouse.  If you haven't visited one of their locations or ordered their spices online, you don't know what you're missing.  Each time I receive my order and open the box, the scents of only the freshest spices are revealed to everyone in the room.  DELIGHTFUL!
Granny Smith apples taste great in this recipe but I used my Honeycrisp (my Fall absolute favorite) for this particular dish last week.  Granny Smith will provide you with not as sweet a taste, allowing the sugars in the dish to bring out the sweetness.  Wash and core your apples.  Fill the inside with a 1/4 tsp. of brown sugar, sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg and raisins (optional), and top with a pat of butter.  Place in a baking dish with a 1/2 cup of water and bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until tender.  Allow to cool for a few minutes and enjoy.  Top it with whipped cream or ice cream for extra yumminess!

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