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Book Review: The Parchment Paper Cookbook (With Recipes)

Recently I wrote a blog on parchment paper (and being able to find it affordable priced) and mentioned that I had received a copy of The Parchment Paper Cookbook: 180 Healthy, Fast, Delicious Dishes! to review. I decided to try a dessert out, Baked Apple, on page 176. One because I happen to love baked apples but also that the recipe is for one. There are a number of recipes in the book for one, which allow a person to easily make as many servings as they need. I like that, it allows me to make lunches or dinners (2 for lunch, 4 for dinner) and not have leftovers. A very nice touch!

The cookbook is laid out in sections, based on the style of cooking. Loved the breakfast section – so many fun sounding ideas! Those will get tried…but for now the apple slowly baked, filling the house with aroma of cinnamon and brown sugar. Just baking it was worth it for the scent. I peeled the skin off and mashed up the apple….and well? Walker ate the entire apple happily!

Baked Apple

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, cored
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt (I left out due to using salted vegan margarine)
  • ½ Tbsp melted butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp water, apple juice or apple cider

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°. Line a small baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Cut a 12″ piece of parchment paper, lay on the baking sheet.

Note on coring the apple: if you use a long/slender peeler you can core it easily all the way through. Just make sure there are no seeds left inside, using a finger of the peeler handle to push everything through.

Place the apple on the parchment paper.

In a small bowl mix the filling together, pack gently into the core, pushing down. Let any extra drizzle down the top and around the base of the apple.

Fold the top of the paper over (I folded it gently under as well) and bake for 1 hour 30 minutes.

Transfer to a plate and scrape/pour all the sauce over the top of the apple.

Enjoy!

Serves 1.

And I will tell myself that the apple is a healthy treat 😉

~Sarah

FTC Disclaimer: We received a copy of this book for potential review.

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Comments

  1. Just got in from orchestra and what I wouldn’t give for one of these!

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