Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Baked apples

Milady works at a surgeon's office and sometimes their patients bring them gifts.  Today she came hone with a bag of apples.  She asked me to use my recipe and bake them.  No problem.

Baked apples is an old campfire recipe that requires very little.  An apple, some cinnamon and sugar, and a touch of butter or margarine.  In practice, I'd slice the apple, sprinkle on some cinnamon and sugar, add a pat of margarine, wrap the whole thing in aluminum foil and drop it in the coals beside the fire.  In about an hour, drag it from the coals, unwrap it, and enjoy.

In the house, it's just as easy.  I use a foil pan, cut my apples into chunks, add the cinnamon and sugar, dab on some margarine and cover it in aluminum foil.  Bake it in a 350 oven for 45 minutes to an hour, until the apple is tender.

After supper, it will be a wholesome dessert for the boys.

1 comment:

Rivrdog said...

PawPaw, for the sake of your future health, please consider that cooking any food which is even slightly acidic, as most fruits are, in aluminum foil, creates salts of aluminum, which are widely believed to be responsible for the increases in early onset of senility and Alzheimers, and may have something to do with the rise of autism in our society.

Aluminum salts are to be avoided all all costs. You can modify those campfire recipes by using "boil-in-bags" or oven-roasting bags inside your aluminum-foil rolls, and you will be safe from the consumption of aluminum salts.