Baked apples and pears are cooked in maple syrup sauce with cinnamon, ginger, and sprigs of fresh thyme.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 45minutes
Author Stephanie McKercher, RDN
Dutch oven or oven-safe pan
1tablespoongrapeseed oilor oil of choice
2large apples,cored and quartered
2large pears, cored and quartered
1inchginger, thinly sliced (see note)
1cinnamon stick, broken in half (see note)
4 sprigsfresh thyme, plus additional for garnish (see note)
Preheat oven to 375º F.
Heat oil in a Dutch oven or oven-safe skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. Spread apples and pears in a single layer flesh-side down in the Dutch oven or skillet. Cook 5 minutes, or until the flesh is golden brown.
Stir in maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, thyme, and salt. Cover and transfer to the oven. Bake 30 minutes, or until the fruit is tender and has a strong, spiced aroma.
Transfer baked apples and pears to a serving dish and garnish with additional fresh thyme leaves if desired.
Store baked apples and pears in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days. To substitute dry spices, use 1 teaspoon each ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and dry thyme.
This recipe originally appeared on GratefulGrazer.com.