Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Apples, Apples, Apples...

My hubby and I love apples.  He brings one to lunch almost everyday for work and I usually eat at least one a day.  Unfortunately, we've been spoiled by a local apple orchard, so we'll only eat apples from there. The other day, one of my facebook buddies posted a baked apple recipe that I just had to try.  I love making baked apples but usually I slice them and just bake them with cinnamon (I just asked my hubby how to spell the word cinnamon and he says, "C-I-N-N-A-M-O-N, CINNAMON" —just like he was representing his school in the spelling bee—how cute!)...

So I had to try this recipe, but I tweaked it, just a little bit.  


  • 4 large good baking apples, I used MacIntosh 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of almond butter for each apple top
  • 3/4 cup boiling water

Use some big apples

It might be messy, but you have to core them, but not to the bottom; make a pocket

Stuff them with the mixture, put the almond butter on top
 The almond peanut butter is also from Soon's orchard and is pure; no sugar or oils are added.  Instead of eating the warm apple with ice cream, I went for some vanilla yogurt (not frozen).  It was a healthy and delicious alternative!  I'm not much of a baker because we try to stay away from sweets, but this was a little piece of heaven on this snowy night.

The Finished Product
Since I have a snow day from work, we're both getting stuff done around the house; so on another domestic note, I ordered a canvas from Overstock that came in the mail the other day and is now in it's proper place in my kitchen.  

If you know anything about me, you know that I love stars and moons.  I love looking at this picture; my hubby thinks the little kids are drinking alcohol in the old advertisement, but I'm pretty sure it's a syrup of some sort.  Although I really don't care what the ad was for, it's still fun to think about.  Anyone have any other guesses?  


Heather said...

Definitely alcohol! LOL Apples looked great too! I will have to try that recipe sometime. Trevor only likes cooked apples! I can eat them pretty much any way save sauced... I do not care for applesauce.

Dana said...

haha, ya gotta love the ad if it is for alcohol! the apples were absolutely fabulous! i think doing the almond butter was a great touch! could be used with ice cream but i loved it with the yogurt! definitely a great end of the night treat

Dana said...

Maggi is a Nestle brand of instant soups, cubes, ketchups, sauces, seasonings and instant noodles.

ya gotta love wikipedia! haha


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