17th-Century Baked Apples
“[T]here were baked apples and berry tarts and pears poached in strong-wine.” – A Clash of Kings
Just reading through the ingredients of this recipe I knew it was going to be a winner: cinnamon, sugar, melted butter, apples. That’s it!
And the steps were very simple:
- Step 1: mix the butter, sugar, and cinnamon together.
- Step 2: Slice apple in half and remove core
- Step 3: Put butter mixture on apples
- Step 4: Bake in oven for an hour
I was worried about putting the apples in the oven for such a long time, but they didn’t burn at all and were SO delicious! They weren’t exactly pretty once they were done, but who cares as long as they taste good?
We’re keeping this recipe! You really can’t go wrong with butter, cinnamon, sugar and apple. The apples were soft, and the cinnamon and sugar worked so well with them!
A very simple recipe with few ingredients. The most difficult part is cutting the apple, so not bad at all!
You may already have all of these ingredients on hand. We purchased the apples, but had the rest in our pantry and fridge.