Baking apples is one of those things I dreamed about but never really thought I could or would do. It seems so complicated, right? (Well, it did to me.) Turns out, it’s as simple as….well……baking some apples.
Ingredients: As many apples as will fit on a microwave plate when sliced into 1/2 inch chunks. Most varieties will work, so experiment and find what you like. I’ve done Red Delicious, Gala, Pink Lady, and Granny Smith successfully. (Though Granny Smiths are just on the verge of being too tart for this recipe.) Fuji’s don’t seem to work, but that might just be my fault. 🙂
Slice the apples into 1/2 inch chunks, put them on a plate spread out so they’re in a single layer, and heat in the microwave for 1.5-5 minutes. They’re done when you can poke a fork through them without there being any resistance. Tasting during the process is encouraged, not so much because it’s necessary as because it’s yummy. I’d suggest starting with a 1-minute cook time and adding on as needed.
When they’re done, take them out and drizzle honey all over them to taste, and sprinkle on cinnamon or allspice if desired.
Who knew cooking was this easy??
(This recipe is for a side-dish of baked apples. If you’re wanting to bake them so you can add them to oatmeal, granola, or something similar, see the equally-simple method outlined in this post.)