Well, since it is officially fall, I decided to grab some apples and start baking!
While at the grocery store the other day, I picked up 6 apples, fully intending to make homemade applesauce. Well, when I got home, I remembered that I’m in the middle of a move and don’t have a large enough pot to cook as much applesauce goodness as I wanted. So, I improvised!
What you’ll need:
[list_item]6 apples of any kind you’d like[/list_item]
[list_item]1 Tb. brown sugar[/list_item]
[list_item]1/2 c. water[/list_item]
Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Rinse the apples and cut them into quarters. This is easily done if you first cut off the bottom. Then you have a nice, flat surface to cut the apple in half. Then lay each half down on your cutting board and cut into fourths. Taking each fourth and setting it upon it’s flat bottom then makes it really easy to cut out the core. I like to keep the skins on the apples as it lets you keep all of that awesome fiber…but you can definitely skin them too if you prefer!
Lay the cut apples in a baking dish. Add the 1/2 c. water. Then sprinkle with the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice.
Cover the baking dish with tin foil and place in the oven. After 20 minutes, take the dish out of the oven, and carefully stir around. If the apples appear dry you can add a bit more water to the bottom of the baking dish. Bake another 25 minutes.
And that’s it! Not too sweet, not too mushy. A yummy, healthy, and delicious baked apple treat for your fall! Once the pan has cooled a bit, the water and sugar in the bottom of baking dish will thicken slightly and add a great syrup to your served baked apples.
Want the apples more thoroughly cooked? Cutting them into smaller pieces should help as well as baking them for longer.
Do you have any baked apples recipes for this fall? We’d love to hear more!