RSS
Image

Baked apples in the making…

11 Mar

20130311-133141.jpg

I love baked apples, and I wanted to show you these in prep form. They are such a perfect side to hearty casserole dishes where you already have an abundance of vegetables incorporated in the main dish, but you just want a sweet accompanient to balance the savory dish. I usually pair baked apples with cream based casseroles such as chicken pan pie, hot chicken salad casserole, chicken divan, or chicken and rice.

To make, just simply score the stem out of a few Granny Smith apples (although gala would work if you prefer a sweeter apple), rub apples all over with butter. Then sprinkle tops of apples with cinnamon and stuff holes in top of apples with a few drops of vanilla, a slice of butter, raisins, brown sugar, then a light sprinkle of sea salt and nutmeg. I then drizzle a little pure maple syrup over them for good measure. Finally, I pour about a cup of apple juice in bottom of dish to keep the apples moist while baking and to serve as a glaze as the natural sugars from the fruit reduce down. I bake in oven on 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or so. When apples are a little soft to touch and just start to break their skin, they are ready. To take it up a notch, I might drizzle with a little hazelnut oil when finished to impart a little extra something. Such a low cost side, and a good way to make full use of those left over apples you have. A simple twist on “an apple a day.” Now off to the oven these go to get a good head start on the main dish…homemade chicken pan pie.

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Andie Duncan : Motherload VO

Where smart, silly and serious play extremely well together.

cancer killing recipe

Just another WordPress.com site

ignitethefireo2

I will speak, that I may be refreshed.. Job 32:20

Living Beyond Organic Mom

If You Care About What's In Your Food!

Simply Cooking

Life is difficult. But cooking is easy!

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: