A simple and homey dessert that is always satisfying as well as guilt-free. In Belgium, a baked apple is a traditional accompaniment to many pork and game dishes. But if you feel extravagant, you can transform the simple baked apples into a special dessert by serving them with Creme Anglaise (see recipe I posted). From Everybody Eats Well in Belgium.
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- 1Preheat oven to 400.
- 2Butter a gratin dish just large enough to hold the apples.
- 3Using a sharp knife or an apple corer, core each apple without cutting all the way through to the bottom.
- 4Arrange the apples in the buttered gratin dish and fill each one with 1 TBS sugar and 1 TBS butter.
- 5Sprinkle with cinnamon if using.
- 6Add a little water, to make a thin layer, to the bottom of the dish.
- 7Bake until the apples are soft but still hold their shape, 30-35 minutes.
- 8Serve warm or lukewarm.
- 9Variations:* Soak 2 TBS raisins or surrants in 2 TBS dark rum or Cognace.
- 10Spoon these into the apples along with the sugar and butter before baking.
- 11*Chop a small handful of unsalted nuts and add to the butter and sugar filling.
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Nutritional Facts for Sweet Apples in the Oven
Serving Size: 1 (210 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 225.6
- Calories from Fat 105
- Total Fat 11.7 g
- Saturated Fat 7.3 g
- Cholesterol 30.5 mg
- Sodium 8.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 32.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
- Sugars 27.6 g
- Protein 0.4 g