If your family loves apple pie but you hate to make them or are trying to save a few calories, baked apple slices are a terrific alternative.
My boys (and girls) love to make baked apple slices. It’s so simple they can do it themselves with a minimum of supervision. Of course they do not cut anything – they use my vintage Pampered Chef apple slicer that I got when I used to sell Pampered Chef. That thing must be at least 15 years old and it is still going strong.
The apple slices are dead simple to make. They take less than an hour start to finish and are delicious served alone. We serve ours in small bowls and never get any complaints.
They could be served with ice cream or homemade whipping cream but to be honest with you – they just don’t need it. And if you are trying to diet, you probably don’t either! 🙂 Here is the recipe:
- 175g self-raising flour
- 50g margarine
- 50g caster sugar
- 2 Medium eggs
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 200g chocolate
- sugar (a sprinkling for a crunchy top)
|Place the flour and caster sugar into a bowl and create a well in the middle for the other ingredients. |
Mix the eggs, vanilla extract, milk and margarine and then pour it into the bowl with the dry ingredients.
Mix well until it is lump free and then break the chocolate into small pieces and add them.
|Pour the muffin mixture into a muffin tin filling each mould up to two thirds full. |
Place a block of chocolate into the middle of each muffin. Then sprinkle some sugar over the top of each.
|Cook for around 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 200ºC / 390ºF / gas mark 5. After 18 minutes or so check to see if they are cooked enough. |
Insert a knife into one of the muffins and if no mixture is on the knife then they are cooked!
Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before eating.
I hope you enjoy these baked apple slices – let me know if you have any questions. Diane