Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baked Apples

Wow. I'm stunned that so many of you want the bread cookbook I offered Sunday. When one person wanted it, I was relieved that it would finally be used. When three people wanted it, I thought I'd let Thor choose the lucky recipient. I'll figure out how to decide, and let you know later this week who got it. Anyway...

Sunday night I made a turkey breast. Since that's standard Sunday night fare, it's no big deal. I did pour 1/4 cup rose over it before I cooked it, and it tasted great, as, I'm told, did the gravy (which I don't eat). The rice had chicken bouillon cubes, butter and chopped green onions in it (yawn), but my favorite side for this meal was the baked apples.


I first learned about baked apples from the Southern Skillet in Maryville along about 1987. It's gone now, having been replaced by a Bel Aire grill, and probably by something else now, but I did love baked apples. I think apples and applesauce are perfect with turkey and pork; both go well with somewhat sweet side dishes. For my version, I like to use those little Macintosh apples, available all the time, and plan on 1-1/2 apples per person. Each segment is 2 bites, and it couldn't be easier. This is a recipe to serve 4 people.


BAKED APPLES

6 small apples
1/4 cup melted butter
cinnamon
2 tbsp confectioners sugar

Quarter and core the apples (I leave the skin on). Arrange them in a baking dish, and pour the butter over them. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon, and sift the sugar over them. Bake uncovered at 350 for about 15 minutes.

Tomorrow I expect to have something better to offer!

11 comments:

Pam said...

I love apples with turkey and pork. These sound just perfect - my whole family would all love these.

gaylen said...

Sounds yummy. I might use your version next. I usually cut mine up into chunks and simmer on the stove with sugar, a bit of water and cinnamon. g

Tatersmama said...

Tomorrow, you'll have something better than THIS????
Oh My... and here I thought it couldn't get much better!
I would love to give these baked apples a try!

Paula said...

There's nothing boring at all on that plate! Your rice pilaf sounds wonderful, as does that turkey gravy. Those apples are the star of the show! I've always used brown sugar on them; I'll have to try the confectioners type next time! :-)

Jan said...

These sound soooo good, I'd have to skip on the cinnamon as I'm one of the few people on the planet that can't stand the stuff. :-)

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks good to me!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Marjie you have me craving these baked apples right now! I can't wait to get home to make some tonight. Definite food porn.

Bunny said...

This would be a nice little dessert for me, I love apples!!!And so does Baby Chloe, every time I eat one now she has to have some.

buffalodick said...

Odd but true... I will use fruit in cooking, but don't use it much on meat or poultry! It can tenderize and flavor meat in the marinating stage, but after that, I don't want to see it with meat!

Pam said...

I forget about simple yummy things like baked apples.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I agree baked apples are delicious with pork /turkey.Yours look delicious.