Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Recipe: Baked Apples

I just realized that is Wednesday already and I haven't posted a thing! Sorry about that-things have been hectic with my two girls, and I have been spending all of my "free-time" (do you ever really have free time after having kids?) studying, as I am also taking two classes this semester as well.
I have also been gathering up recipes to try so that hopefully I can bring some new dishes to Thanksgiving next week! So I'll keep you posted as to my successes with that.

Tonight the girls helped me make baked apples for our dessert. We rarely have a dessert after dinner, so this was a special treat. I really love cooking with them. Mara does a dance around the kitchen when I ask them to help me.

This recipe is just so simple, taken from "The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook". This was the perfect recipe to cook with helpers. They helped add the ingredients, mix it up and then took turns filling each apple. They gobbled these up, which was kind of surprising to me since neither child likes applesauce (but love plain apples). So this was exciting for me, and we will be making these again!


4 apples
1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 strips of orange zest (I also sprinkled in some McCormick's orange peel)

Core the apples, leaving the bottom in tact. Place into a small baking pan. Mix up the rest of the ingredients, and pour liquid into each apple.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1-1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. Apples will be done when tender.



Merry K. said...

I love the recipes here on your blog! I want to try several of them...especially the chick pea salad and baked apples. My family does not have any known allergies but your recipes are very useful to me anyway!
Good Job
(ps..I don't have any "free" time either :)

Julie B said...

Thanks-I am so glad you like them! Let me know when you try them-I would love to hear what you think of them.

Our main goal has been to come up with recipes that we would eat regardless of my daughter's allergies...just good food! We are hoping she'll outgrow some if not all of them, but want to be prepared for the long haul :)

I love your blog as well! Your green smoothies sound so good and can't wait to try them!

With five children, I can only imagine how little free time you have!

InspiredMumof2 said...

Hi, I'm so glad to find your blog, as my 5 year old son has multiple allergies. I am always looking for ways to cook that yummy and safe meal. Thanks for sharing this baked apples, I'll try the recipe out soon.

Julie B said...

welcome to my site! Sorry to hear you are also dealing with multiple food allergies-they make life pretty challenging at times, don't they? What are your son's allergies?

InspiredMumof2 said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog :-) My son's allergies includes environment, skin and food allergies:
- Dust/dust mites, pollens, eczema dermatitis.
- Eggs, beef, fresh cream, butter, monosodium glutamate, any high fat content ingredients.

His wheat, citruses and pork allergy reaction has lessened these 2 years and now completely have no problems with wheat. He had some squid on recent trip, and I ended up with an allergy reaction instead :-P

Julie B said...

That is great that some of his allergies are lessening! I REALLY hope that will be the case with our Mara.
Sorry to hear abut your own allergic reaction! Do you have food allergies yourself or environmental?

Chronically Katie. said...

Thank you so much for this recipe. My sorority id having a pot luck Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and I will be bring these! I have wheat, dairy, egg, and nut allergies, so I am so excited that I can bring something that everyone, including myself, can eat and enjoy! Thanks! And, I love you're blog!