Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Midnight Snack 2:39 a.m.

Baked apple

1 apple cored
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tbsp. butter
¼ tsp. cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
tiniest pinch ground clove

1 scoop frozen low-fat vanilla yogurt

Core apple so the bottom of apple remains intact, and keep the stem top.

Mix well butter, brown sugar and spices. Put this into the middle of the apple. If the well in the apple created by coring is not big enough, widen it a bit to accommodate the filling. Put top back on apple and place it into a greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until apple flesh is tender but not mushy. Serve with a dollop of frozen vanilla yogurt.

I had no frozen yogurt so had it without. It’s also good without the filling if you find a flavorful apple.

Alternate fillings:

Sharp cheddar cheese and toasted walnuts and or crumbled bacon

Sweetened cream cheese

Spiced red wine or liqueur of your choice.

I once stuffed phyllo pieces on top of the filling, fanned them out, baked them, then served them as Upside Down Apple Pies. Ok, it's stretch, but they bought it. Vegans can replace the butter with 1/2 tbsp. of canola oil.

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