Sunday, November 7, 2010

Roasted Apples recipe, Roasted apples for two, very easy, Masala lamb companion, Happy Backyard Chickens, Seattle Firewood

We  winterized the yard during the creepy,  sunny, warm weather last week, put up a cord of firewood (OMG getting firewood delivered in Seattle was an exercise in patience!) , netted the winter garden beds and let the chickens ( happy happy backyard chickens) out to free range the yard.  The day after we finished all the work, the skies opened up on us.  We moved indoors  and had the first fire of the season in a well cleaned fireplace.  All is cozy at Jimmy and Frankies.  To make it more cozy I wanted to do a dessert  that was light and would follow  roast lamb. I also wanted to use the oven since I was already roasting a lamb.  I had about  a dozen apples sitting in the crisper for going on a month now (there were a lot more cuz Washington IS the apple state, but apple sauce, apple bread, apple jelly,  caramel apple dip and sliced apples sprinkled with lemon has brought our fall apple share down to  a manageable level) I opted for roasted apples... not baked,... big difference. 

These were a great companion to roasted masala lamb and  a good palate cleanser.
Super simple, Super easy!

Roasted apples for two

3 or four apples washed and sliced in half
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch allspice
pinch powdered clove

Preheat oven to 425 or 450
Mix sugar and spices well in a large bowl.
Put in apples and toss til they are covered with the sugar
place apples in rows  in  sided baking dish
sprinkle remaining sugar over apples
place in very hot oven for about twenty minutes or until very lightly browned on top
Important: don't put your apples in until oven is up to temp or you will get mush


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