Friday, April 29, 2011

baked apples with cinnamon, hazelnuts and oats


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Along with the other night's strata dinner I made Joseph and I each a baked apple for dessert. I almost never make dessert — I mean I often bake sweet things, but it's usually in the afternoon and has nothing to do with my dinner plans. The nice thing about baked apples? They take absolutely no thought or effort, just put them in the oven while you enjoy your dinner and then get ready for warm cinnamon-y dessert when you're done. Core an apple, add some cinnamon and sugar, maybe chopped nuts (I used hazelnuts), maybe some quick oats. A little juice in the pan doesn't hurt, neither does a dollop of butter on top of the apples. Bake at 350°F for at 30-45 minutes, depending how soft you like it. Done. Ice cream time.










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