A very simple dessert which approaches a classic in a different way.
Make and share this Deconstructed Reconstructed Baked Apples recipe from Food.com.
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Slice off the top and bottom of each apple so that there is a flat surface on each end.
- Core the apples and slice each one into four equal slices (16 circular slices with holes in the middle).
- Spread the apple slices on a parchment paper covered sheet pan and sprinkle each with a little lemon juice; follow this with a liberal sprinkling of brown sugar.
- Place the tray in the oven and bake till the brown sugar is melted and the apple softened(about 10 minutes--depending on the thickness of the apple slices).
- While the apples are roasting, warm the raisins in the Kahlua over medium low heat .
- Beat the cream till stiff, adding in the maple syrup as you go (taste it--you may prefer more or less maple syrup--it shouldn't be overly sweet.
- Have four serving dishes ready.
- Remove apples from oven and place one on each plate.
- Coat each with a thin layer of cream and top with another apple slice, repeating until each plate has a neat stack of apple slices and end with cream.
- Place the raisins in the apple centers and drizzle some of the Kahlua around the plate (a squeeze bottle will allow you to decorate the plate a bit).
- The cream is easiest and prettiest to put on using a pastry bag or you can just dip the apple slices (using tongs) into the cream.