How to Bake Apples

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At the end of the day, simple food tastes best. These baked apples convey the essence of fall, the warmth of a family hearth, and they take about 3 seconds to put together.

First, wash and clean your apples:

Second, cut out the stems from the apple:

Third, hollow out the core of your apple:

Fourth, place the number of apples you want in your pan.

Fifth, add enough water to have a half an inch of the pan filled.

 

Sixth, bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, or until the apples are soft:

Filling ideas:

Cinnamon is always a must. I love it so I allow 1/2 T per apple

Chopped nuts. Walnuts or almonds are my favorite. About 1 teaspoon per apple.

Dried fruit: the apples above have dried cherries. I’m going to try dried cranberries and walnuts yet.

Dash of nutmeg. Makes all the difference!

Happy Fall everyone!

Shared at Wellness Weekend, Whole Foods Fridays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays,