A Rare Sweet
We don’t do desserts too much at our dinners for a couple reasons. First, Grandpa didn’t really do too many sweets and second, by the time we’re done with the appetizers and the entrées, we’re usually too full to even think about anything else to eat. But there was one thing that we remember Grandpa making that could be construed as a “sweet” and that was his baked apples. He would use the same flattened pot lid as a baking sheet that he used for tartinas and I remember the taste of these little fruit treats very well. In fact, when we tried them at our third dinner, we all thought they tasted exactly as we remembered. Not much of a recipe on this one but here you go.
4-8 McIntosh apples (any apple will do, really)
¼ to ½ cup red wine
Wash apples thoroughly, remove stems and place upright on a baking sheet. Fill stem depression with wine. Place into pre-heated, 350° oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until apple is soft. Remove and serve.