Friday, October 18, 2013

Gluten Free Friday! (Baked Apples)

Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to another edition of Gluten Free Friday! Today’s recipe is a delicious dessert that I had once at a family gathering and have been meaning to make sometime. As these bake, the brown sugar and butter melt together on the inside while the apples soften creating a flavor similar to apple pie. If you’re lucky enough to live in an area with orchards, like I am, then you should also still be able to get fresh orchard apples at least through the end of October. This dessert is just great in general but it’s especially awesome for celiacs or those just simply following a gluten free diet as they’re able to enjoy one of the fall season’s best desserts, apple pie, without the glutinous crust. Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Baked Apples

  • 4 Large Baking Apples (Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, etc)
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1/4 cup Currants or Chopped Raisins
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 3/4 cup Boiling Water

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Wash the apples; remove the cores to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples and use a spoon to dig out the seeds. Make the holes about 3/4 to 1 inch wide.
3. In a small bowl combine the sugar, cinnamon, currants/raisins, and pecans.
4. Place the apples in an 8 x 8 square baking pan and stuff each apple with this mixture; top with a dot of butter then add the boiling water to the baking pan.
5. Bake the apples 30-40 minutes until they are tender but not mushy; remove them from the oven and baste the apples several times with the pan juices.
6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on the side.

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