Dessert

Baked apples make clean, wholesome dessert

If overcooked, Editor Suzanne Moore determined out, they burst and come to be apple sauce
Something sweet shouldn’t be high in fats.

Its calories needn’t be through the roof.

In other words, it doesn’t have to be chocolate.

That’s a concept much warfare to comprehend, consisting of me.

It’s 2d nature to attain for a Milky Way Bar, fire up a batch of cakes.

I turned into cutting up a Honeycrisp apple for a day snack (yes, I was eating a wholesome meal) on a current day while it struck me.

Baked apples. Quick apple pie, minus crust.

Not surprising, right? Apples to apples.

VARIETY MATTERS

I looked for a “healthy baked apple recipe” on my smartphone and found several.

All featured a prep time of about 5 minutes — just what I’d been looking for.

Kimberley Eggleston (thespruceeats.Com) recommends using Granny Smith apples.

Other recipes tapped Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, and others as “baking apples.”

I’m in no way acknowledged its subjects. Living in McIntosh, with a tree of that variety in my yard, I’ve almost always used Macs for my pies, apple crisp, and different cakes.

It turns out it’s for a cooking apple, but I decided to stick with the recipe, in that respect anyway.

The five-minute prep wasn’t far off. I washed two brilliant inexperienced Granny Smiths and cut them in half from stem down, and carefully cut out the center in every.

I set them on their rounded bottoms in a baking dish.

Some recipes say to cut the apple in half via the center, core each half, then positioned them again collectively with the filling internal. However, I figured I’d higher maintain it simple this time around.

BAKING TIME

For the filling, I stirred up 1 T of brown sugar with 1/eight teas, of cinnamon. I chopped up a few dates and threw in some walnut pieces.

Other alternatives are raisins, pecans; I think dried cranberries would add a distinctive tang. And maximum recipes I observed name for a half teas. Or so of butter atop the filling of each 1/2 apple.

In the interest of low fat, I skipped that.

I’d preheated the oven to 350 stages, so slid my filled apple halves — exposed — into the warmth and set the timer for 15 minutes.

It wasn’t long enough. Thirty minutes didn’t do it either. Then I vaguely recalled baking apple years in the past, with some water within the bottom of the pan, which I’d covered with foil.

Duane Simpson

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