I'm not sure what I was expecting from this recipe but the
end result was a big surprise. It was so simple to prepare and I
was expecting almost applesauce.
I loved the flavors in it and that was a nice change from the
usual combination of apples and cinnamon.
When I removed all the covering I could not believe how
much they were reduced into an elegant little dessert.
Since I cut the recipe in half, I will admit I did not bother with
making homemade whipped cream but turned to the ever trusting
cool whip in the freezer.
Thanks for all of the post flu well wishes.
It is testament to how easy this recipe is that I was able to knock it
out last night and get it posted. That said, I do not plan on revisiting
this one in the future. The aroma and taste were great but adding that
much sugar and melted butter to the innocent little apple slices actually
made me feel guilty. It is strange because I would not have felt guilty
indulging in creme brulee, but since apples are already sweet, simply
adding those items while baking seemed like I was looking for trouble :)
And of course the funniest part of the whole experience was that my
Saran Wrap DID, of course, melt ! What a mess.
All over the bowls and then mixed on top of the apples.
the sparkling center is melted plastic.....
As I read Dorie's directions that "Don't worry, the plastic won't melt"....
I actually decided that this was so clever and how did I not know that
you could put Saran Wrap in the oven at 300 degrees ??
Yes, Dorie has clearly risen to the level of BLIND TRUST in my kitchen -
which rather than being disappointed in the melted Saran Wrap,
simply reminds me how much good advice and wonderful recipes
she has shared to get her into a position where I would believe anything :)
And my guys did love them. I just didn't mention the part about
my having to fish out the plastic wrap.....
Happy French Friday ~