Baked Apples And Ice Cream

We really don’t tend to be dessert people in this house.  On occasion Jon and I will have a small bowl of vanilla ice cream – his with chocolate on top and mine with a sprinkle of cinnamon.  But thats generally it.  After dinner, we simply don’t have dessert.

In my quest to find gluten free dishes to make, dessert is still important.  This is especially important to me since we tend to go to quite a few potlucks, and for some reason sitting around a room full of people having dessert somehow makes me want some too!  The problem with this, is that most desserts consist of some type of gluten laden pastry, that looks fabulous, but my body can’t have any of.

So here is my first foray into gluten free desserts!  Super easy, super yum, and can be brought to a potluck with little fuss.  My mouth waters every time I look at this picture.

::Baked Apples And Ice Cream::

4 organic Gala or Fuji apples halved crosswise and cored (if these aren’t available in your area, get whichever red apple is the sweetest)

2 tsp. lemon juice

2 tbs dark brown sugar

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup grade B organic maple syrup

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 cup whole raw walnuts

1.  Preheat your oven at 400 F

2.  After halfing and coring the apples, brush with some of the lemon juice to keep from browning.  Then arrange apples, cut side up in a baking dish like a corning ware dish.

3.  Combine cinnamon and brown sugar in a small bowl and mix.  Sprinkle them over the apples in the dish, covering as much of the cut apple surface as possible.

4.  Pour maple syrup into the bottom of the baking dish, then cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes.  Uncover, and bake for another 15 minutes or until apples are soft.

5.  Remove apples and place them on a serving dish.  Take remainder of lemon juice, salt, and syrup left from the baking dish and pour into a sauce pan.  Boil and continually whisk until its reduced to a  thick syrup – about 2 minutes.  Stir in raw walnuts and then spoon over apples and serve warm with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Serves 8

This dessert is best enjoyed when in a cabin up high in the snowy mountains with a roaring fire in the background.  Trust me.  Despite the fact that ice cream is involved there was a feeling I was creating a sense of warmth and home for Jon and I while eating it.  So so yummy!


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  1. I love baked apples, it's something that is so simple and pure it just makes sense! Thanks for sharing

    • I hadn't ever baked them before, although I have been hearing about it for years. So so so simple right? And what I love is that its like an apple pie ala mode, only without the pastry. This is officially number one on my yummy treats list.

  2. It is so simple but so good.

  3. Yum. Even looks delicious for spring. I'd add some coriander to the apple. It's my new go-to apple pairing. :-)

  4. Jennifer says:

    Excellent! I'm making these now. I love the purpose linked to your blog. I'll be following! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I made the exact same thing yesterday! So simple and so delicious!

    • Must be the time of Season that has us making this! I've run out of apples, and Jon was craving more of this today. I think that I"m going to try this with pears tomorrow! Stay tuned.

  6. Oh wow… this is perfect! Love everything about this!!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  7. Atourina Barkho says:

    This photo and recipe have put a great big much needed smile on my face 😀
    Thanks Lovely Lainey!

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