The best kind of baking is the kind that fits easily into every day life. While everyone’s day is different and each household has its own rhythm, this super simple and easy baked apple recipe is something that fits really seamlessly into our routine as a reasonably healthy dessert that can cook while we’re having dinner and cleaning up the dishes afterwards. Here it is!
Apples, as many as you plan on serving (my preference for baked apples is Cortland)
While dinner is cooking I preheat the oven to 350 degrees, core the apples and put them in a deep pan. First I sprinkle on cinnamon, then I fill the center of the apple with brown sugar and a put a pat of butter (maybe 1 tsp) on top of the brown sugar in the middle of the apple.
Bake in the center of the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour. These apples were in for an hour, because we like them on the really soft side.
Remove from pan (may want to use a soup ladle!), drizzle some of the syrup that came from the apple and sugar over the apple, spoon some ice cream on top and add just a dash of cinnamon on top. And while these apples were cooking, we ate dinner, cleared the table and at the end of evening cleaning up we had a really simple, not time intensive and not completely unhealthy dessert.
What fast and easy desserts do you all enjoy making for your families?