Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Exam results and Warm Cinnamon Apples

Well, I got my Economics Exam results back and…I made a B. A low B. I’m not happy about that since I’m trying super hard to make straight A’s, but I realize that this is grad school and not like undergrad, so it’s a little bit harder.  Well a lot harder. Plus, I have many more responsibilities now than I had before, including a husband and children and a full-time job and a cake business and a blog and I could go on….Ok, so I guess I should be satisfied with a B, but I’m still going to try to pull my grade up to an A!

I’ve always loved those yummy Cinnamon Apples that most country restaurants, like Cracker Barrel, serve. I ran across this recipe at Recipezaar.com and figured I’d give it a try. Of course, I adapted the recipe to our liking.

Cinnamon Apples

10 apples, cored, peeled and sliced thin (I used Granny Smith Apples – they are best for baking)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice (this is optional, and I didn’t add it because I didn’t have any, but I will definitely add it next time)
1 dash salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In large bowl, mix all ingredients. (You can mix in the baking dish for less clean-up, but I like mixing in a bowl).
3. Put apples into a 9x13 baking dish that has been covered in aluminum foil. (Use double layers of foil, just in case. It can be messy to clean if it happens to get onto the baking dish!)
4. Bake in oven for about one hour. Stir about every 15 minutes to ensure that they are evenly cooked.  They are done when all apple slices are tender and the juice has thickened.

I really enjoy eating these cinnamon apples alone, but they are also very good served with ice cream. Eaten alone, they are like a healthier version of an apple pie!

Or you can top an oatmeal bar with cinnamon apples, top that with vanilla ice cream, and drizzle with caramel! YUM!


Fresh Local and Best said...

Alison, I have been there! Keep trying! These cinnamon apples look fab!

from my motorhome to yours said...

hi Allison you did not leave me an email to get a hold of you, your one of my cupcake winners, email me your address at granny.devault@gmail.com , thanks Pam

Pam said...

I think with the full schedule that you keep you did GREAT!

Cinnamon apples on ice cream equals heaven....divinely...he he!


P.S. hey congrats on those cupcakes you won...KOOL!

Alison said...

I'm excited about my cupcake holder! I rarely win anything!

Helene said...

OMG, those look SOOO good! I had no idea they were that easy to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Together We Save said...

Looks yummy.

Jen said...

Oh my that looks SO yummy!! I too love those cinnamon apples!! I am not much of a cook but I may have to try those!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for the sweet comment! I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I am glad the song I can Only Imagine brings you comfort as it does me! I look forward to getting to know you better!!


Chey can cook! (and more) said...

Yum! And great job with your class - keep reminding yourself of all of your responsibilities! I'm sure it will get up to an A!

Alison said...

Aww, thanks for the comment, Jen! I look forward to getting to know you better, too!

Thanks to everyone for the encouraging words about my class. Now I know I need to try even harder!!

Phunkyrockgal said...

Congrats on a B! I LOVE cinnamon apples! I'm going to bookmark this post to try sometime

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

Sounds to me like you are doing great. You are one busy gal! Those apples look so yummy! Stopping by from SITS!

LisaDay said...

That looks absolutely delicious. A great treat for job well done.

Stopping by from SITS.


Life with Kaishon said...

It looks so good!
I am sure you can bring the grade up to an A! Grad school is hard. Much different than undergrad. Good luck!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh my goodness, those apples look good! I might have to try that one :)

Simply Life said...

oh I'm drooling! can I have a bite?

Gay Vaughan said...

Oh, I am glad to have found your blog! I can always use help in the kitchen...not my strong point! Stopping in from SITS. Have a great weekend.

Writing Without Periods! said...

Those apples look delish. My husband will love them! Thanks. Sorry about the text score, but a B isn't that bad.

Together We Save said...

Stopping by from SITS.

Amy said...

Oh my goodness. I'm drooling over here.


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