October 26, 2015

Simple Honey-Baked Apples

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Filled with honey and cinnamon, Simple Honey-Baked Apples are a perfect fall-comfort-food dessert.  With the help of PAM Cooking Spray, preparing this simple recipe gets even simpler!  
Thank you to PAM Cooking Spray for sponsoring this post.

Filled with honey and cinnamon, Simple Honey-Baked Apples are a perfect fall-comfort-food dessert. AD  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


Quite often, simple recipes are the best.  Like my easy 4-ingredient Brown Sugar-Baked Peaches, that truly are simply fresh juicy peaches baked with a bit of butter and brown sugar.  Or a basic Whole Wheat Waffle with no mix-in embellishments, just the waffle itself to enjoy to its fullest.  Or a thick steak seasoned solely with salt and pepper, and grilled to a perfect medium-rare.  And of course, these simple Honey-Baked Apples that require only 4 ingredients, allowing the fabulous flavor of Fall's fresh apples and warm honey to shine through.

As if these simple recipes weren't simple enough on their own, in the case of each one there's something that helps make them even simpler to prepare ~ PAM Cooking Spray.

From grilling, to baking, and even using that waffle iron, PAM Cooking Spray is helpful in oh-so-many ways in the kitchen.

When I'm cooking and baking, I like to generously spray my pans with PAM Cooking Spray to prevent my foods from sticking and minimize my cleanup.  Want to know a little trick I use?  When working with extra-sticky foods ... like molasses, maple syrup, or the honey in these Honey-Baked Apples ... and want to make sure I get a baking dish or pan extra coated, I spray the pan over the dishwasher.  That way, the dishwasher takes care of any over-spray for me.  Sweet.

Filled with honey and cinnamon, Simple Honey-Baked Apples are a perfect fall-comfort-food dessert. AD  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Once the pan is prepared, make simple Honey-Baked Apples by hollowing out the inside of each apple while leaving the bottom intact.  Place apples in the prepared pan and sprinkle the inside of each with a dusting of ground cinnamon.

Filled with honey and cinnamon, Simple Honey-Baked Apples are a perfect fall-comfort-food dessert. AD  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Next, fill each apple with two teaspoons of honey.

Now, one thing that bugs me when I'm cooking with sticky liquids like honey, molasses, maple syrup, or corn syrup is that not all of it that I put into the measuring cup or spoon comes back out!  There's always that layer that coats the measuring utensil and stays behind.

Would you like to know my solution to this sticky problem?

Before measuring sticky liquids, I spray my measuring utensil with PAM Cooking Spray.

Filled with honey and cinnamon, Simple Honey-Baked Apples are a perfect fall-comfort-food dessert. AD  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

No more sticky layer that stays behind!

Just like the honey for these Honey-Baked Apples, sticky liquids slide right out ... which means less waste and less sticky mess to clean up.

Filled with honey and cinnamon, Simple Honey-Baked Apples are a perfect fall-comfort-food dessert. AD  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

Once the apples are filled with honey, sprinkle in a few chopped pecans if you'd like, and then bake until the apples are tender.

Filled with honey and cinnamon, Simple Honey-Baked Apples are a perfect fall-comfort-food dessert. AD  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

When your Honey-Baked Apples come out of the oven, you'll have tender apples filled with delicious warm honey.  It's a simply perfect fall-comfort dessert just as they are, or served up with freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  

With just four ingredients in the recipe, this delicious fall comfort truly couldn't be any simpler ... except of course with the help of PAM Cooking Spray, that is. 

Filled with honey and cinnamon, Simple Honey-Baked Apples are a perfect fall-comfort-food dessert. AD  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com
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Honey-Baked Apples
Source:  A Tracey creation
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • Apples
  • Ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Honey for each apple
  • 1 tsp. Chopped pecans for each apple {optional}
Directions
  1. Wash and core each apple, hollowing out the inside while leaving the bottom intact. Place in a baking dish coated with PAM non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle the cavity of each apple with cinnamon; fill each with 2 teaspoons honey and 1 teaspoon chopped pecans {optional}.
  2. Cover baking dish with foil. Bake at 350 degrees until apples are tender, about 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on variety and size of apples.
  3. Serve warm as-is, with a dollop of whipped cream, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy!



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