Sunday, May 3, 2009

Simple Baked Apples

Baked apples. So easy, so delicious, and so good for you when made with no sugar added. Fruit is naturally sweet anyway, and you'll never miss the fact that these baked apples are sans sugar. If you simply must have them sweeter, you could add your sweetener of choice; my husband prefers brown sugar, and back in the days when I'd have added sugar, that would have been my choice as well.


Apples--cut in half and remove core

Prepare as many apples as you'd like to bake. Cut them in half and remove the cores, then place them face-up in a baking dish. Sprinkle them with cinnamon. Add about 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the baking dish, and add a little vanilla, perhaps 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon depending on the size of the baking dish. Cover the dish with foil, and bake at 350 degrees F until the apples are tender. Baking time will depend on the apple variety...some apples stay firm, others will get mushy pretty fast.

Once you've baked them to your preferred done-ness, plate them up and drizzle water/vanilla mixture from the baking dish over the apples and serve.

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