Apple cake – without the cake!

Apples are amazing! Baking them with a bit of butter in the oven, brings out the sweetness. A dash of cinnamon completes the taste. Add a handful of almond slices and we’re done. Who needs cake when you have this!

apple slices in an oven form

I have been doing this as a sweet side dish to out scrambled eggs in the mornings quite a few times these last weeks. Of course it works just as well as a dessert or a snack. It takes about 30 minutes from start to done and most of that time is in the oven.

For the four of us I take 2 apples. My form does not fit more, but I could use the baking tray if I ever need to make a bigger batch.

  • Turn the oven on to 200 C (390 F)
  • Melt butter – about 25 g or 2 tbsp.’s. I simply scoop the butter into the form and place it in the oven while heating it up. Saves washing up!
  • In the meantime cut the apples into 8 wedges each. (cut core out)

Once butter is melted, get the form out of the oven. Place the apple pieces in the form and use a spoon to stir them around until they are covered in melted butter. Sprinkle a good bit of cinnamon over the apple and possibly stir around a bit more.

apple wedges before baking them

Finally sprinkle some almond slices (or other chopped nuts) over the apples and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes

In the mornings I serve them just like that, with eggs.

baked apple wedges with cinnamon and almond

But if you want to make a dessert out of it you could add some whipped cream or vanilla mascarpone to the apples. (Simply stirring vanilla and a little bit of honey into mascarpone makes a quick vanilla sauce)

baked Apple wedges with mascarpone

Enjoy!

Liesel