Step-By-Step Recipe: Baked Apples with Red Wine & Cinnamon

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Winter is fast approaching and the skies have turned ebony black so much faster than I have expected. Temperatures have also dipped so quickly – Looks like it’s another painful long winter in the UK this year! To combat the perpetual cold and gloominess, I have turned to one of my go-to-desserts that combine 3 of my favourite food items into 1 dish: Red Wine, Apples and Cinnamon! When served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, the sweet, sticky and slightly alcoholic dessert really hits the spot!

What’s more, it also leaves half a bottle of red wine for me to gulp down as plain water – No, I mean to sip and enjoy in the night. ;)

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Ingredients for Baked Apples with Red Wine & Cinnamon: Serves 2-3

Baked Apples with Red Wine & Cinnamon
2 Apples*, peeled, cored and sliced thin
Red Wine*, half a bottle
Coarse Brown Sugar, a handful
Sea Salt, a dash
Cinnamon, to taste

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*A more spongy apple variety is desirable in order for the apples to soak up more of the wine syrup.

A good quality red wine is also essential if you want the dessert to have that alcoholic spike!

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Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celcius for 15 minutes approximately.

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Two very fresh apples of a variety I cannot identify hmmmn. Remove the skin, core and seeds.

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It is generally better to have the apples sliced thinly, so that the apples would cook faster and also soak up more of the red wine thoroughly.

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Pour red wine into baking dish, sprinkle generously with coarse brown sugar crystals and a dash of sea salt, before sprinkling ground cinnamon powder. I have gone a little overboard with the cinnamon it seems!

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Put into preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the sides of the apples start to crisp up. If you prefer a thoroughly moist and non-crispy rendition, wrap the baking dish with aluminium foil and poke little holes in them.

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The remaining wine left should be thicker and slightly sticky like a syrup. If you prefer, you can further reduce it in a pan into a deep intense wine syrup! Serve warm with lots of syrup, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a more indulgent experience. :)

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