Apples and Ginger

Baked apple, whether it has a crumble or ice cream over it, is one of my favorite desserts to make and I usually have it a couple of times a week. For baking, I always use Granny Smith and you can put your apple in the oven peeled and whole or peeled and diced. Latest baked apple obsession? Apples and ginger. I recently bought an organic sweet ginger spread online and it is excellent with just the right ginger kick in it. One to two tablespoons of the spread mixed or placed on the apple with a little cinnamon before baking is what I’ve been doing. Of course, you could also use fresh grated ginger root or prepared grated ginger and a sweetener of your choice for a practically similar effect. I’ve been baking my apple in the oven at 325 degrees until it is slightly tender. Once cooked, you can add your favorite toppings such as low-calorie vanilla/maple lactose-free “ice-cream” (if you’re me) or things like caramel, nuts, dried cherries or raisins, and whipped cream.

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