Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Apple Bakers

A couple of Saturdays ago we visited this cute little shop, Woodyard's,( in Jacksonville, Illinois and found the cutest little apple bakers.
Charlotte Woodyard told us that they are hand thrown and fired by a local potter,
 Kirby Drennan in Virginia, Illinois.
They are lead free, dishwasher safe, microwavable, and oven proof! 
Now don't get us wrong we love our recipe for Apple Pie but
these are the perfect size for when you are craving apple pie,
 but only want one serving.  
We bought two different colors and tried them out.
It was very easy to make.
We mixed a little less than1/4 cup brown sugar,1 Tbsp. flour, 
1/2 tsp.cinnamon, 1/8 tsp.nutmeg, and a dash of salt. 
Stuff the mixture in a peeled apple that we cored. 
Push a few walnuts into the sugar mixture 
and a few around the inside of the baker.
Topped with 1Tbsp.(cut into fourths) butter and 1 Tbsp.water.
Then cooked it in the microwave for 4 minutes on high. 
(You can also bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 - 40 minutes)
Now you have a 
delicious baked apple...
just for you.
Now we don't know about you
 but Debbie's favorite part of an apple pie 
is the crust.
So with that in mind we decided to try
 to make a mini apple pie in this little baker.
And boy did it work! 
Yum, yum, yum!
We did everything the same.
Then used Pillsbury Ready Made Pie Crust to top it with.
 Make sure when you cut out your circle
 to cut it big enough to fit over the apple.
We cut a couple little slits in the top
 to vent. Then baked it in the oven 
at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes.
Ahhhhh...there are no words!
After you take that first bite try putting 
a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the opening. 
Check out this awesome little shop!
303 W. State Street 
Jacksonville, Illinois

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