Sunday, December 17, 2023

Baked Apples

A simple, satisfying dessert using four natural ingredients. 
4 firm medium apples (for example, Rome, Gala, Honey Crisp)
4 T brown sugar
1/2 t ground cinnamon
2 t butter
3/4 c boiling water
Preheat the toaster oven to 375 F. Trim the bottoms flat so the apples will stand upright in the baking pan. With a paring knife cut a cone-shaped opening around the stem and hollow out the core. Sprinkle an 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon into the hole, pour a tablespoon of brown sugar into each apple, and top each with a 1/2 teaspoon of butter. Pour water into the pan and bake 50 minutes or until the tip of knife penetrates easily. Let cool until warm, before serving. A scoop of vanilla ice cream turns this into a special dessert.