dessert: baked apples!

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Remember the other day when I fell down a food porn rabbit hole and started waxing poetic about apple pies and doughnuts?

Last night D and B talked about going to the doughnut shop (briefly. because they’re nice. and I probably looked like I was going to throw shoes at them). They didn’t, but sweets were needed, and that doughnut shop image made me think about pies which made me think about baked apples. 

Baked apples are a little bit like pie’s healthier, crustless cousin. The apple’s sweetness fades into a bit of tartness, and the butter and sugar create a caramel sauce spiked with a heavy handed dusting of autumn spices. Perfect for a night where the weather suddenly goes cold and all you want to do is be warm and fed and playing video games (go buy Peggle. no, seriously.)

Baked Apples


  • 1 apple
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener (I used brown rice syrup, sugar would be fine here too)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (regular butter would work here too)

Slice apple in half and core the halves. Split all remaining ingredients evenly between both halves, starting with the butter, followed by the sweetener, then the spices. Bake for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.