Tasty Tuesday: Apple Oops!

Oops. I promised a week of apple recipes over at My Sister’s Kitchen and then Life caught up with me, swept me off my feet, and tumbled me head over heels. And now it’s a week later and there are NO apple recipes yet. So embarrassing…..

Today I have two very easy, very quick apple desserts. One is simple and inexpensive. The other one is rich and elegant, an adults-only dessert.

Baked Sliced Apples

This is an easy dessert that actually clocks in as pretty healthy. Start by thinly slicing one apple per person. (The proportions of the other ingredients is based on the assumption of six apples.) I leave the skins on because there is so much flavor in the skins. If you or your family prefers skinless apples, then peel them first.

Toss the sliced apples with 2/3 c. sugar, 1 T. cinnamon, 1/4 c. flour.

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Bake at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes. Serve in bowls. Better yet, serve over bowls of vanilla ice cream!

Apples Baked in Cointreu

This second dessert is much richer and definitely not for the junior members of the family. If you have special guests that you’d like to serve a really wonderful dessert, this might just fill the bill.

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Start by peeling and coring an apple for each dessert eater. I like using Rome apples for this dessert. Although my photo shows that we cored the apples all the way through, in the future, I’ll leave the bottom part of the core in the apple.

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Arrange the apples in an uncovered baking dish. Pour 1 to 1.5 c. Cointreau liqueur over the apples. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Baste the apples with the Cointreau every ten minutes.

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Serve hot with a dollop of whipped cream.

There are many recipes around for apples and Cointreau. Most of them call for orange juice, nuts, and raisins. Those all will make a very rich dessert, but this recipe is extremely simple and elegant.

If you want to make something similar to this but minus any alcohol, use 3/4 c. orange juice concentrate and 1/3 c. grapefruit juice concentrate. Baste while the apples are baking.

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Barb Kelley, My Sister’s Kitchen

This post is linked to Works For Me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family..


Comments

  1. Sounds so yummy! My family devoured the Baked Apple Cinnamon French Toast last night. Your recipes are great. Can’t wait to try these! Thanks!

  2. YUM! What do you think would happen if I omitted the flour in the baked apples recipe? I’d like to make it but we have some gluten intolerance ’round these parts.

  3. Kelley, I have done this without the flour before and it’s still yummy!