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Friday, 10 October 2014

Sweet Apple Slices for Random Recipes #44

I've been a bad, bad girl. It's been such a long time since I've played at Random Recipes with my friend Dominic from Belleau Kitchen and I feel bad about that because it's one of the most fun blog challenges and has led me to make some interesting recipes and to use cook books that have lain unopened on the shelves for years.
So to make up for that my Random Recipe #44 'something sweet - random internet search', is a bit of an apple for the teacher. As my usual way of finding recipes is to go to that great big search engine in the sky and see what delights it offers me, this was a breeze - I searched for something sweet with apples.  Sweet Apple Slices was the first recipe that caught my eye, slices of apple cooked briefly in a simple syrup and baked in a low oven.

Of course, the rules of Random Recipes state that I should stick to the recipe, but I'm trying to cut back on sugar, so I thought I'd try and make them less sweet. I sliced the apple on a mandoline and laid out the slices on a baking tray lined with baking parchment, then sprinkled them with caster sugar and baked at 200C for about 4-5 minutes until the edges started to curl.
The apple slices were crisp at the edges but still slightly soft in the middle with a thin layer of caramelised sugar on top. I ate them right away and they were really good, the apple flavour was intensified by the heat and caramelisation.  I don't think they would keep very long, but they do look pretty, don't you think?

I'm hoping my apple for the teacher will endear me to Dom enough for him to include my variation on a recipe in Random Recipes #44, that and the fact that I changed the whole of the Slow Cooker/Cooked Challenge to allow him to participate without a Slow Cooker!

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At 10 October 2014 at 19:34 , Blogger Unknown said...

Oh wow. These look amazing. I think there must be a baking thin fruit and veg bug going around this week. I love them. I love that you've entered RR and you are totally forgiven with these beauties. PLUS. Guess what arrived in the post today... A crockpot slow cooker!!!

At 10 October 2014 at 19:52 , Blogger Chris Half said...

They really sound like a good idea. Hm ... about slow cooker ... I don't know much about it.

At 10 October 2014 at 19:59 , Blogger Janice said...

Thank you, Dom. I saw your Beetroot chips, great, probably fools lol! I've got a Crockpot coming too :-)

At 10 October 2014 at 22:09 , Blogger GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Janice, how pretty that are! I'd like to make some myself!

At 11 October 2014 at 04:51 , Blogger chow and chatter said...

these look great

At 11 October 2014 at 06:15 , Anonymous Corina said...

They look beautiful. I think I'd like to sprinkle a little cinnamon on top too!

At 11 October 2014 at 07:43 , Anonymous Elizabeth said...

MMm these sound lovely, gorgeous photograph too! I haven't entered Dom's challenge in months and months either - really ought to get back into the swing of it!

At 11 October 2014 at 22:10 , Anonymous Fiver Feeds said...

I remember when I first tried these apple slices I was thrilled! Thanks for reminding me, I can make them again any time soon :)

At 13 October 2014 at 13:49 , Blogger Galina Varese said...

Very pretty and elegant. I imagine they're addictive.

At 20 October 2014 at 11:16 , Anonymous Sisley White said...

I really want to try these they look really lovely. I wonder how they taste x


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