Dinner turned out to be something completely different than anticipated today. My fault really. The first mistake was thinking Sean would be home much sooner than he was; my second mistake was thinking these apples would take an hour.
The meal plan was grilled pork chops with a side of baby bok choy, and dessert would be these tasty looking baked apples I recently found in a cookbook. We don’t normally have dessert, but I have been thinking about these apples for days so I wanted to try it out.
My vision was that I would prepare the apples and Sean would be home about the time I put them in the oven, then I could start dinner and the apples would be done about the time we finished eating. How it actually turned out was that I was pulling the apples out of the oven as Sean walked in the door.
These apples are best eaten hot, so I decided to just go ahead and eat an apple then cook the pork. Ugh. Apparently we are too old to eat a mound of apples, sugar, and ice cream for dinner. We just finished and now we are both too full to even think about dinner. I feel kind of sick actually. But it was damned tasty!
I think I will make these again, but next time it will only be one apple for the both of us to share. And it will be cooked after dinner.
Recipe Info: Cinnamon Apples, from Le Creuset’s ‘Mini-Cocotte’ cookbook. Golden delicious apples are cored, then filled with a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg before baking. More of the sugar & spice mixture is simmered with maple syrup, which is then spooned over the baked apples before serving.