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I appear to be on something of a comfort-food kick this month; so far that's meant macaroni cheese with lots of sweetcorn (favourite school dinner at primary school: macaroni cheese, sweetcorn, chips), a replica of my sixth form's canteen's kind of awful penne arrabbiata, endless bagels + cream cheese + black pepper + cucumber, and then yesterday baked apples as my mother used to make them when I was small and sad (and her mother before her, and so on).

What you do is this: you take an apple (slightly elderly and wrinkled is optimal); you core it; and you pack the hole left by the core with a mixture of sugar (preferably brown), raisins (or equivalent), and cinnamon/ground mixed spice/etc nach Geschmack. If you overestimated the amount of filling, you dump it in a microwave-safe bowl with the apple and a teaspoon of water (if you didn't overestimate, you can skip the teaspoon of water) and stick it in the microwave for five minutes.

It is fine as is, or if you are feeling enthusiastic it goes well with vanilla ice-cream or custard or browned butter or what have you.

This is also doable in a conventional oven but I never have; the cooking temperature and duration are left as an exercise for the reader.

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Date: 2015-10-05 09:37 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Oh yum.
I do this in a conventional oven, 325 until they look right (tm) or until the sausage is done, since mine generally have savory filling instead of sweet.

Still comfort food, though. :)

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Date: 2015-10-06 10:34 am (UTC)
hollymath: Selfie: white person, three-quarter profile, smiling, brown hair shaved on the side we can see, chin-length on the other (Default)
From: [personal profile] hollymath
Ooh, a savory version sounds good (I don't eat meat but I'm sure I can find other good stuff to put in the apples!)

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Date: 2015-10-06 03:03 pm (UTC)
redsixwing: Red-winged angel staring at a distant star. (Default)
From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Ooh, no doubt!

I think apple goes very well with winter squash, myself. ^^

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Date: 2015-10-06 04:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] adrian_turtle
If you are doing this in a conventional oven, it looks like you can wrap it in aluminum foil and bake it without using a pan. This is a snare and a delusion. You really really do need to use a pan.

(Not that I've tried it and had to clean the oven or anything.)
Edited Date: 2015-10-06 04:02 am (UTC)

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Date: 2015-10-06 06:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] el_staplador
Hee! This reminds me pleasantly of two years ago, when I was living with university friend Tom and his parents, and they had a glut of apples, and we had microwave baked apples every night until we worked out how not to make them explode.

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