Yesterday, I decided that baked apples in red wine would make the perfect dessert for a cold day. But as it turned out, I had no red wine - what I did have was grape juice and arak, and my volatile imagination immediately made a match between the two. I took:
1/2 cup natural grape juice
2 tablespoons arak
1 tablespoon honey, slightly diluted with hot water
A sprinkle of cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg, and some vanilla essence
I mixed it all and poured over halved, peeled apples in a baking dish. Into the oven it went, filling the house with the delightful smell of cinnamon, until apples were tender. Later we enjoyed eating the apples with cream.
I especially like this recipe because there's no refined sugar in it.
Illustration photo: wenderly.com. Yes, I know. I should have taken a picture *head hangs low*. Hopefully, next time, because with such delight, there is sure to be next time, and probably more experimental variations of Baked Apple Wonder.