Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My favorite fall recipe

No time for a lot of blog entries 'cause I'm really busy with work. This Sunday I have 86 first time marathoners that will be debutting at the Venicemarathon in the "My First Marathon" programme. I'm so excited for them! It should be a great day weather wise. I also have 26 runners flying over the Atlantic and running the New York City Marathon. This is probably the most gratifying part of coaching people, I can't wait for Sunday!

In lieu of a real entry I wanted to post my pictorial recipe for baked apples. I love these apples. They're sweet, low calorie and super easy to make. What more could you ask for?

I use Fuji apples because they remain sweet after cooking. You can bake as many as you want at once. I usually choose about ten apples (here I'm baking five...). Give them a good wash before starting.

Cut out the stem and upper part of the core leaving a little pocket hole.

Place them in a pan. Insert a dried prune into the holes where you cut out the core.

Add an inch of water to the bottom of the pan. If you put the correct amount in (not too much, not too little) you should end up with a nice syrup in the bottom of the pan (yum!). Sprinkle cinnamon on top of each apple before placing in an oven preheated to 300°F. Bake for one hour.

They're delicious hot or cold. I like to eat them with a dollop of yogurt. Please do not do not do not use sugar or any sweetner. They don't need it and neither do you!


anji said...

Fingers crossed for your runners!

Every year I see those pics of your apples and every year I want to try it out :D

So... i got the apples the other day (those ones are my fav!) and... just need to find myself the dried prunes/figs/whatever it was you had there :)

So maybe this will be the year I actually try it out!

momo said...

we don't really get "fall" here so we have to do what we can to pretend - that recipe looks like just the ticket. my mouth is watering!