It's November. In northern California, the temperature is starting to drop into the 60's and the 50's at night. For the tough folks out there, it doesn't mean much. But for a girl originally from the tropics, it's darn right cold.
cuddling with kitten,
gathering the last strawberries,
saying good bye to the last of the flowers,
snuggling under warm fuzzy blankets, and finally, baked apples.
My family loves Fuji apples, hence that is the only apples my mom would grow in the back yard. Every time I come home to see her, she gives me some apples.
...And some times, a guava.
Since the cold weather is rolling around, what is better than to settle down with some hot chocolate and baked apples? I only have Fuji apples, so I'll use Fuji apples. It doesn't matter if it's too sweet, I like sweet.
Carefully core and remove seeds from four medium size apples. The best is to use some types of tart, baking apples like Granny Smiths. Take care not to core all the way through. That is, leaving some "meat" at the bottom. Having an apple corer would come in handy right about now.
In a bowl, measure out two tablespoons of light brown sugar. I love how the brown sugar have this "wet" like feel to it.
Then spice it up with some cinnamon.
Cinnamon: Come here, sugar, I'll warm you up!
The sugar and cinnamon couple started to go NUTS! And so that's how two tablespoons of chopped almonds joined them. Hah! Use a spoon to stuff the apples with the sugar, cinnamon and almond mixture.
Put all four stuffed apples into a baking dish and fill with about 1 cup of boiling water. Now, there's a hot tub party!
Pop in the oven and bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove and serve warm with a kitten at your side.
Original recipe can be found at Simple Recipes
4 medium size baking apples
2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
1 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons of chopped almonds or pecan
1 cup of boiling water
Use a knife or an apple corer to remove the apple core and seeds. Remember to leave a bit of meat at the bottom.
In a bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon and chopped almonds well.
Use a spoon to stuff the cored apples with the sugar mixture.
Set the apples in a deep baking dish.
Pour the boiling water into the dish and bake in oven for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.