This spiced Scalloped Apples recipe is a simple fall dessert that the apple lovers in your house won’t be able to resist!
Fall is all about apples. Red apples, green apples, it doesn’t matter to me. I just like the crisp taste of an apple freshly picked from the orchard. We’re lucky, around here we have a lot of pick-your-own orchards and they get mighty busy around this time. I remember going with friends to pick apples and berries on the weekends and it was always so much fun, but now that I’m grown up my favorite part is bringing all of those apples home and making something with them.
I love apples baked in any way, apple dumplings, apple fritters, apple pie…Melinda and I even made individual apple pies in a jar for Christmas gifts last year. A friend of mine mentioned recently that she loved scalloped apples when she was a kid. Scalloped apples? I had never heard of such a think, but I immediately had this image in my head of what it would look like and how I would make them!
It’s a simple baked apple recipe, you just start by peeling the apple and cutting them into thin slices. Then you put them in a freezer bag, with brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and just a little pinch of salt, and shake them until they are completely coated. Next you layer the apple slices in a greased dish fanning them out in a circle, one on top of the other, until the whole dish is filled. Top it off with a few pats of butter and pop it in the oven.
When it comes out of the oven it is hot and bubbly, the apples are dripping with this amazing glaze of caramelized sugar and cinnamon, and it smells like fall! You can eat them with a spoon (you’re going to want a spoon to scoop up every bit of that sauce) or you can serve it over a scoop of vanilla ice cream like I did. Yum!!!
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup White Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 2 tablespoons Butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel and core apples and cut them into thin slices.
Mix brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, and salt, together and pour it into a gallon freezer bag.
Add apple slices and shake until they are thoroughly covered.
Grease your baking dish (I used a 9" round dish but any baking dish will work).
Layer apple slices in baking dish, one slightly on top of the other, until it is completely filled.
Scatter the pats of butter across the top of the apples.
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until apples are tender.
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