Getting ready to shed the winter clothes in anticipation of spring, I've been focusing on fruit based treats. Since I love apples, this recipe instantly appealed to me. The results here were fairly good - apples were wonderfully tender and moist and the sugar, butter, juice and cinnamon formed a nice sauce over the fruit. Good baked apples that went well with my non fat frozen yogurt. My one note was that one does get a trace of flavor from the leaf so my inclination would be to go with parchment alone though the cabbage leaf does add to the moistness. For me the largest drawback to this dish is the fussiness of the preparation given the results. After 10 minutes or so of trying to form a circular tart I simply created two rows for each of my parcels. Was satisfied with that choice given that it was also difficult to move the dessert to dessert plates without disrupting the configuration. Thanks for sharing this recipe.