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?