Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Baked Snickers and Apples

I have a bit more to report on The Sound of Music movie extravaganza my wife hosted, but I've decided to give everyone a break. Every single day can't be filled with liters of beer, hearty helpings of goulash, scenic views from the Alps, and frolicking Van Trapps. It's time to return to reality.

I shouldn't post today's entry for two reasons: First, my photo of this recipe resembles something you'd find in a kitty litter box. Second, the recipe betrays the slow food philosophy I strive to adhere to in the kitchen.

Despite all of this, I'm a realist. Sometimes I need to reach for a recipe that is quick, satisfies my craving, and allows me to get back to the 2nd half of the college football game I'm currently watching.

I present to you Baked Snickers and Apples:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel, core, and slice a couple of apples.
  3. Layer the apples in a small baking dish.
  4. Chop a Snickers bar.
  5. Sprinkle the Snickers bar over the apples.
  6. Bake until the chocolate and caramel is melted

I feel dirty. This weekend I'll reclaim my culinary credibility by making the Apple-Almond Braid over at Simmer Till Done.

Keep your skillet good and greasy,

PS . . . I'd like to thank Hollyce for the recipe.


Kate said...

That's a great idea for left over apples from apple picking (if you live in an apple picking region.) I like real baked goods too, but when you accidentally pick what seems like a billion pounds of apples, you get real tired of making apple pie long before the apples run out.

Nella said...

I think brown food is the hardest to photograph so that it looks somewhat tasty, not scary or kitty litterish. I feel your angst.
Nice recipe. My grandsons will L-O-V-E it. I'll let you know.

steve o' said...

Check out the Food Issue — this week's NYT Sunday Mag.

I might be in love with mac and cheese pancakes!

Marilyn said...

So, apple braid, or more melted Snickers?

Just kidding - that is one easy and yummy dessert!

muddywaters said...

Kate - Thanks for your comments. I felt guilty about posting the recipe. I'm with you - real baked goods are the way to go, but sometimes it's OK to be a slacker.

Nella - I hope your grandsons enjoy it.

Steve - This Kenny Shopsin sounds like a character. I'm in his corner when it comes to kickin' customers out who talk on cellphones. I'll need to look for his new cookbook.

Marilyn - I know. It's a terrible recipe really, but my trailer park roots caused me to gravitate towards it.