Make Baked apples for an easy fall dessert
Make Baked apples for an easy fall dessert and your house will smell amazing too! Baked apples are one of the five favorites that I’m sharing along with my friends Mary Ann and Cindy. It’s the best dessert to serve when it’s apple season. It’s easy and since there’s no crust, I’m betting it’s not half as many calories as my delicious apple pie recipe. Dare I say they might be even healthy!?Print
Cinnamon Baked Apples
Cinnamon Baked Apples are so easy to make and your house will smell amazing!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 70 minutes
- Total Time: 90 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 4 large apples
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup dried apple slices chopped
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons monk sugar (or brown sugar)
- 2 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
- 1 cup apple cider
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place a pie dish on top.
- Wash the apples and slice the tops off of the apples, about 1/2″
- Core the apples leaving about 1/2″ at the bottom (avoid going all the way through).
- Peel about 1/4″ around the top of each apple and rub the lemon on the exposed part.
- Place the apples in the pie dish and fill with the chopped apples, sugar, cinnamon, a little honey, cubed butter, and then cover with the apple tops that you cut off. They may topple a little, that’s okay.
- Squeeze the lemon all over and then place it in the dish next to the apples.
- Add the apple peels, the apple cider, and drizzle with a little more honey at the bottom of the dish.
- Bake in a 375º oven for 70 minutes. (Check to see if done by inserting a fork, depending on the size of your apples, it may take a little longer)
- Remove the tops, serve on saucers or shallow bowls, and top with a little whipped cream and a little more cinnamon.
I sometimes add a drop of Cinnamon Vitality essential oil in each core to boost flavor.
Keywords: apples, baked apples, fall desserts
It was Mary Ann that first told us about the boutique hotel brand and we’ve been staying at Tablet hotels ever since, mostly in Europe. We canceled our trip to France last summer, but we are planning a different kind of trip for November. Originally, we planned to stay in one place, but now we are going to travel to several countries on a road trip and we will be staying in several Tablet Hotels along the way.
Tablet Hotels are something special
We have never been disappointed with a stay at a Tablet Hotel. We decided to spend the $99 to join Tablet Plus since we will be staying in several on this trip. Tablet Hotels have found the best hotels (at all budgets) so that you don’t have to spend hours researching hotels. If a Tablet Hotel does not meet the expectations of guests (read the reviews) then it is removed from the site!
These are the Tablet Hotels we’ve booked so far for our November trip
Mary Ann had a birthday this week and I know she loves Farm Girl Flowers because she’s sent them to me! When you order from Farm Girl Flowers, you get exactly what you ordered and they arrive fresh and beautifully packaged. Mary Ann is using this lovely vase from Serena & Lily.
The dahlias look so pretty in Mary Ann’s beautiful San Francisco apartment!
DIY Gift Wrap
I love making homemade gift wrap! My family knows they are more likely to have handmade gift wrap for their birthday than a cake made from scratch.
This post has several gift wrap ideas and I have an entire Gift Wrap Pinterest board
I have done many gift wrap projects that involve Engineering Prints and a lot with kraft paper and a Sharpie. The one today was inspired by Pinterest, as almost all things are these days! Make sure to check out this post for more simple DIY gift wrap ideas!
Supplies Needed to Make Potato Print Gift Wrap
- Kraft Paper
- Ink Pad
- A few small potatoes
- a small knife
- A Sharpie
- Twine or Cord
Easy Steps to Making potato Print gift wrap
- Cut the paper to the size of gifts. (This is optional, but it saves time and waste)
- Slice a small potato in half and on one side (or both) cut out strips to make stripes or cut an “X” or a +”+” sign. It’s a lot easier than cutting curved shapes. You could try traingles, squares or whatever you like.
- Using the ink pad, cover the potato with ink and stamp on paper in rows or free form, whatever you like.
- Use a Sharpie to draw a line and make sort of a Scandinavean leaf pattern. Only after I finished wrapping Madeline’s gifts, did I look up “Simple Scandi Designs.”
- Wrap your packages and tie them up with simple twine or leather cording.
We are going to Maine to stay in this darling cabin!
The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine just announced on their Instagram that they are officially booking their new cabins for Autumn overnight stays! You can imagine how my jaw dropped when I saw the darling black cottage! We booked a stay for next week! Stay tuned. I’m planning to read Erin’s Book, Finding Freedom on our trip. My sister loved it, have you read it? And I’ll be watching all six episodes on The Magnolia Network.