Fresh apples are delicious at any time of the year. If you are a believer in the fact that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but are tired of just eating plain apples, try doing something a little more with them. By adding a few easy ingredients, you can make your apples taste like an entirely new dish! The steps are simple to follow and it takes no time at all to make your apples taste delicious.
For this recipe, make sure to use good baking apples. This means using apples that are smooth on the bottom side. Apples that have lumps on the bottom, such as red delicious apples, are not good for baking. They will disintegrate in your oven and turn into grainy mush, which doesn’t make for a good dish.
Granulated or raw cane sugar
Start by pre-heating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Decide how many apples you would like to use (2 or 3 should be plenty).
Peel your apples and cut them into wedges or just larger than bite-sized pieces.
Spread your apples out into a large roasting pan or onto a cookie sheet.
Cover your apples with the sugar, making sure that each apple is coated well.
Sprinkle the cinnamon over each apple, making sure that each apple is lightly dusted.
Dice your butter into small chunks, no larger than a dime. Place the diced butter cubes on top of the apples, making sure that each apple will be covered once the butter melts.
Bake your apples at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.
Apples will be fork tender when they are finished cooking.
Remove apples from the oven and stir with a spatula or a spoon to make sure each apple is covered in the butter and cinnamon sugar mixture.
Let cool and serve.
This is a perfect recipe for any occasion. Take this dish to a dinner with family or friends as a surprise dessert, or make it for yourself on a cool Fall evening. This recipe is also great for kids. Let them help you peel the apples with a peeler, or let them sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the apples. Children love to help out in the kitchen and this is the perfect opportunity for them to do so. This recipe is easy to adapt to any number of people, so no matter who you are serving, this dish will be a crowd pleaser. Let the delicious taste and aroma of freshly roasted apples bring you and your family and friends together in any season!