Saturday, October 12, 2013

Fall Nostalgia/Amnesia

I have this box in my closet from my Grammy's house.  Grammy lives in a nursing home now and we had to sell her house.  It was one of the happiest places on earth, filled with cousins to play with, historical treasures and Milky Way candy bars. My Grammy's house had a certain smell to it, and that box still has that smell.  I hope it never leaves.

Wednesday night,  I retrieved this from that box.

I had never seen one of these before but my mother set one aside for my sister and me.  We both don't remember ever what it was for even though my  Mom swears we did...probably because we were eating the Milky Ways instead of the healthy baked apples these provide.

Apparently, these are apple bakers.  Just core an apple, add a tablespoon of water and what ever spices you'd like and bake at 350 for 20-40 minutes.  I just put some of my Trader Joe's Sugar, Chocolate and Coffee Bean Grinder topping on top and baked for a little too long (as you can see from the mushy picture).  I used a Cortland Apple and it came out sweet and sour with a little hint of the coffee bean.

It's a nice fall dessert that is healthy and brings back memories (or lack of memories in this instance) for the fall.  Although after a quick Google search I found some not so healthy alternatives I might have to try out too!

And these that look MUCH better than mine!

Have you ever seen one of these?  What reminds you of fall?  Am I the only one who forgets things her mother swears she should know?


  1. brings back memories, Gram and Grampa loved having all 10 of their grandchildren running around the house - when we left Grampa would always say - 'Watch out for the wet leaves!