I love all my galley gear, especially my little Omnia stove top oven. Even though our boat is out of the water for this season, I still use it in our land galley. And because of our recent packin-up-and-movin-out, it’s been the one appliance I haven’t packed. Our land oven was scrubbedd clean for the future owner so it became a no cook zone before moving out of our condo (catch up with that story here)
With apples in season, I decided to bake us some sweet goodness bringing memories of my Mom’s baked apples flooding back. I also remember as a child (uncertain of how old I was at that time), digging a small hole in the forest floor, lining the hole with rocks, then starting a fire. When the fire was hot enough I would place foiled wrapped apples in the hole and roast them for several minutes. Oh the flavours and those memories! Luckily I never burned anything down and I can remember it as if it were yesterday.
Back to baking apples. I stirred up some butter, sugar, seasoning and nuts into a pasty mixture.
…then stuffed it into each apple cavity.
Trying to keep this boat-galley-authentic I served the apples with a drizzle of cream (no freezer onboard for the ultimate ice cream experience)
Captain devoured his indicating to me that maybe ice cream wasn’t necessary.
But then I broke down and bought some French vanilla ice cream for him. Oh my! It’s a good thing I can’t keep ice cream in our little boat cooler, otherwise….well you can understand why can’t you? Oink!
- 4 baking apples
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 4 tbsp butter (1/2 stick)
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- Cream, icecream, or whipped cream for serving
- Core apples making the hole about ¾ of the way into each.
- The hole I made was about 1.5” in diameter, just enough to accomodate the filling.
- Add the cinnamon to the brown sugar them cream in the soften butter.
- Stir in the walnuts.
- Divide the ‘stuffing’ evening amongst the 4 apples, pressing down firmly into each cavity.
- Heat the Omnia base plate on high for 5 minutes,
- Place apples in Omina cook pan, cover and put on the heated based plate.
- Cook on high for 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to meium low and continue to cook until apples are cooked through, about 25-30 minutes.
- Serve warm with cream, ice cream or whipped cream.