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DIY: Baked Apples

7:39 PM

It's the time of year when we are usually enjoying the apples from our tree, using them in delicious recipes and wondering how we'll use them all up!  Unfortunately, this year was a bust, and we ended up buying all our apples from the store.

One of the recipes that I most admire (whether using our own, or store-bought) is the simple baked apple recipe from my Grandma's Danish cookbook.  It's very easy and delicious:

1. Peel and core your apples, one per person.

2.  Create a mixture of equal parts flour and brown sugar.  Then add one teaspoon of apple pie spice for every cup of mixture.

3.  Roll each apple in the mixture to cover completely.

4.  Place the apples in a baking dish, and place a spoonful of butter in the center of each.

5.  Bake at 300 degrees for 15 - 30 minutes, depending on the size of the apples and how "done" you like them to be.

Serve warm with your choice of ice cream!

I chose to use Gala apples for this recipe, and it is just one of several varieties available at your local Walmart.  Each apple has a different set of qualities (flavor, hardness, juiciness) that make it work well in different situations.  For example, Gala, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, and Fuji varieties (all available at most Walmart stores) are great for pie -- making them perfect for this recipe!

Be sure to check out AppleFest and the fall produce season at your Walmart to find the best apples for your favorite apple recipe.  And share your best apple tips and ideas in the comments!

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