This is the best time of year! I love the baking involved with fall and winter. I so wanted this to look prettier, but that is what happens when you cook with a baby clinging to your leg. Despite it not looking as good as I had hoped-it tasted better than I had hoped. Give this one a try sometime this fall. You won't be disappointed!Baked Apples
6 small apples (6 inches in diameter)
pie crust (use prepackaged or make your own)
vanilla sauce (recipe below
Place pastry dough on lightly floured surface. Roll until dough in 1/8 inch thick. Cut dough into 6 inch squares. (One square for each apple)
Core and peel each apple. Place one apple in the center of a square of pastry dough. Pour sugar into hollowed out core. sprinkle generously with cinnamon and nutmeg. Place a pat of butter on the top.
Bring corners of pastry dough to the top of the center of the apple Pinch dough together at the seams, enveloping you apple inside the dough. You can use a little water to moisten the edges of your pastry dough, if needed. Repeat process for each apple. Place apples in a baking dish. Bake at 375* for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve warm with a generous portion of vanilla sauce poured over the top. Tastes great with vanilla ice cream, or even in a bowl with a little milk poured over the top.
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 pinch salt
1 pinch nutmeg
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring until thickened.