Super Simple Baked Apples
Here is a great way to take advantage of your high-carb days. It’s easy to prepare and requires very little babysitting while baking. Just leave enough time for it to cool before eating.
4 apples of your choice (mix-and-match is best)
Cinnamon to taste
Honey to taste
1. Wash and cut the apples
After washing the apples, cut them into 8 equal slices (an apple slicer works great for this). Leave the skins on. If you don’t like apple skins, peel the apples before slicing.
2. Dust with cinnamon
Generously coat all the apple slices with cinnamon. Use as much or as little as you want.
3. Pack the apples, and glaze with honey
In an oven-safe bowl or pan, start packing the apples. Between each layer, drizzle honey over the apples. The more honey, the better. When you get to the top, add one last layer of honey.
4. Cover and bake
Cover the bowl with a sturdy lid and bake at 350° F for 30 min on the top shelf of your oven. At the end of 30 minutes, move the bowl to the bottom shelf of your oven and back an extra 30 minutes at 450° F. The apples are finished when the honey bubbles at the bottom of the bowl and you can smell the apples from across the room.
5. Let it cool
The apples may not look cooked, but they are. You must let the entire thing cool down for at least 4 hours before putting it in the fridge or eating it. Do not remove the cover. While the apples cool, they will shrink and soak up all most of the liquids at the bottom of the bowl. This is a crucial step, so don’t skip it!
This is a great desert and I urge you to try it. All I had was cinnamon, but I’m sure other spices will work well for this dish, too. If anyone makes this using Grains of Paradise, please leave a comment below and tell me how it turned out.