So my new favorite dessert is cinnamon baked apples. I have discovered that I can’t keep chocolate in the house because SOMEONE turns into a chocolate monster and eats it all when I’m not looking!! Oh, wait, I live alone…nevermind, it’s just me. Well in any case, my inner chocolate monster has made it so that I am taking a break from keeping any sweets in the house for the time being.
So instead I pretty much always have a bag of apples hanging around, and this is my new go to snack-um in the evenings when I am looking for something a little sweet
Cinnamon Apples: (Serves 1)
1-2 apples – sliced thin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sugar
Preheat oven to 375 deg and lightly grease a cookie sheet (or cover with parchment paper)
Combine the cinnamon and sugar – I like to make a mix of 1 part cinnamon to 2 parts sugar and just keep it mixed up in a sandwich baggie with my spices so it is all ready and the sugar gets nice and cinnamon infused.
Toss the apple slices with the cinnamon-sugar and let rest for about 5 minutes. This macerates the apples and gets the juices flowing a bit.
Spread the apple slices out in a single layer on the pan. Give the slices some space, but it is ok if they are overlapping a bit.
Bake for 10-15 min, stirring once halfway through, until they are a bit translucent and a nice caramel brown.
Eat!! I like them all by themselves, they would also be delicious over icecream or pancakes, or even chopped up smaller and mixed into greek yogurt. Nom
Also a gratuitous picture of my weekend knitting project – a scarf for a Secret Santa gift. It’s going to be purty!