Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I made these to go with some pork chops last week-end and sure enough, my son said "ummm, these are good!" despite him telling me time and again "no thank you, I don't think I'd like baked apples" when I offered to make them for him. This time, I didn't ask, I just did. He loved them!
It's silly simple - I sliced two apples in half (large Granny Smith apples) - halved at the circumference, not the long way. I trimmed a bit off the top and bottom so they would sit steady in the pan and used a melon baller to scoop out the core and seeds.
I placed them in a glass baking dish, sprinkled the apples with brown sugar and packed some in the middle and placed a tablespoon of butter on top of each...and sprinkled the top with cinnamon. I put about a half cup of Blueberry/Pomegranate juice in the bottom of the dish because I didn't have apple cider (which I normally use).
Baked 350 degrees in the oven until they looked nice and soft and a fork slid easily in and right back out. I think it took about 20 minutes or so. They cooked while I cooked the pork chops.
Before serving, I spooned some of the juicy, buttery stuff from the bottom of the dish up over the apples.
Simple and so delicious. So perfect we scooped it out with a spoon. A perfect Autumn side dish or dessert!
Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!