So it’s getting chilly. After getting home from groceries last night, all I wanted to do was dive into something warm and cozy that would make my home smell fallsy.
So I grabbed some DiSaranno, a cinnamon stick and store bought (no sugar added) apple cider.
2 Tablespoons of Liqueur or Spirit of choice
8 oz of your favorite apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
A few dashes of chocolate powder, vanilla powder and sweet nutmeg
Combine all of this goodness into a small pot and heat up to a warm temp. Then comes the hardest part. Devour.
After my apartment smelled of apple cider and cinnamon, all I wanted was MORE.
So I baked some apples.
Your favorite type of apple, I used a Gala.
Splenda half and half brown sugar
Ground cinnamon and nutmeg
Preheat your oven to 350º and spray a deep dish with a little non-stick goodness. Place your halved and cored apple skin down on the dish. Sprinkle with your favorite amount of cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkle the brown sugar on top as well (I used about 1 teaspoon). Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until your apples are tender and your living quarters smell like a fall scene just exploded in your kitchen. Mmmm the smell of baked apples almost beats the taste… Almost.
Top your apple with whatever tickles you. I topped mine with a spoon of plain greek and drizzled some honey over it. For West, the decadent and lucky man, I mixed some amaretto liquor with french vanilla yogurt and drizzled it over the apple.
Eat. Be happy. Enjoy.