Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Simple Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Cinnamon and butter and apples - it's like pie filling without the crust. It's so simple it hardly needs a recipe. It reminds me of dinners at home when I was little; there were always green beans and baked apples on our table. Sometimes the apples were homegrown, from my dad's miniature orchard (where there are also peaches, pears and plums). Sometimes the apples were from the mountains when apple season was in full swing.

Serve them with fried chicken, country-style steak and gravy or a homey casserole. Serve them over pound cake, with a dollop of whipped cream. Serve them over oatmeal on a cold, winter morning. Serve them over ice cream in the heat of summer (or whenever a craving hits!) Or simply eat them alone - they're good that way, too. They're a simple pleasure.

Simple Baked Apples: Peel, core and slice apples of your choice. (Prepare enough to feed number of people around your dinner table, but you can also make one apple just for yourself!) Place slices in greased glass or ceramic baking dish. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon and sugar, and dot with butter. Bake at 350* until the tips are brown and the apples are fork-tender. Serve and enjoy.


  1. Apples are my favorite! I bet these smelled amazing!

  2. I have never made baked apples but it sounds such a great idea! Miam :)

  3. I've been wanting fried apple pies. This makes me want them even more! I bet they did smell heavenly!

  4. My mom used to make us baked apples when my sister and I were kids, but I have never made them. I need to change that - perfect Fall dessert.

  5. These sound wonderful. Can't beat simplicity, especially when it comes to vibrant, seasonal flavors! I am currently a journalism student at the University of Kansas, but it is actually my goal to work in North Carolina after graduation (I may not cheer for UNC basketball, but there is no denying how wonderful a state it is!). What newspaper are you copy editor for?


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