All my women friends keep that one special “bad boy” tucked away in a secret corner of their heart – the one who rode a motorcycle, had hair down to his waist and a diamond earring; the one who got away. In my experience, bad boys don’t cook. But my particular bad boy baked wonderfully sinful apples. The secret ingredient – Bailey’s Irish Crème.
Do you know that apples make you smarter? It’s proven that apples keep your brain sharp as you age and potentially lessen the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Do you eat the apple peeling? Apples contain pectin (fiber) and pholyphenols (antioxidants), which may help lower our cholesterol. The peeling contains more antioxidants then the apple flesh.
Should you eat more than one apple per day? Yes, if you wish to lower your risk for several kinds of cancer by 9 – 49%.
For baking, the Rome Beauty or McIntosh apple is preferred.
Shall we practice baking Bad Boy Baked Apples with Bailey’s Irish Crème?
Ingredients You’ll need:
6 to 8 baking apples
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 ½ cups water
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup Bailey’s Irish Crème
Wash and core apples (do not peel). Arrange in baking dish.
Combine water, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter; bring to boil. Pour mixture over apples.
Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes. Check for fork tenderness.
Baste with Bailey’s Irish Crème and return to oven 5-10 minutes.
You will appreciate that 1) we kept the nutritious peeling intact and 2) we did not add sugar.
However, if you find that Bad Boy Baked Apples with Bailey’s Irish Crème aren’t sweet enough for your taste buds, add brown sugar to taste to the water, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter mixture.
There is one thing wrong with the Bad Boy Baked Apples with Bailey’s Irish Crème I haven’t determined how to fix. Your family will beg for more!
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