Without having to mess with a crust! I wanted to make a nice fall treat the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for Joe and I to have for dessert. Joe loves apple pie, but I didn't want to mess with a crust, have to peel and slice a dozen apples or have an entire pie sitting around the house. So I hit All Recipes and found this recipe for baked apples. I followed the recipe almost exactly instead I substituted pecans for walnuts. It doesn't look pretty (I'm sure it will end up on Ugly Blog Food) but it smelled wonderful and tasted great - just like a crustless apple pie. I served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was a great start to our holiday weekend.
Simple Baked Apples
6 apples - peeled, cored and sliced (I used 4 Granny Smith)
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup whole milk (I used skim)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart casserole dish, or coat with non-stick cooking spray.
Place apples in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stir spice mixture into apples until evenly distributed. Fold in raisins and walnuts. Spoon into prepared dish. Pour milk evenly over apple mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, or until soft and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly before serving.