Holy smokes: it is winter! Well… it’s still fall but it feels like winter. I live in Canada and there is some mis-information as to what the weather is like up here. I live on the west coast, and fairly south- about an hour’s drive north of Washington state. Approximately 3 1/2 hours drive east of the Pacific Ocean. We have mountains, lakes, and a thriving wine industry. Summertime temperatures can reach 104 F. Not a dog sled or igloo to be seen. We were also really spoiled with our weather this fall. It stayed sunny and warm 15-20 C (59-68 F) deep into November. I traded my shorts for leggings and jeans, but didn’t have much use for my fall jacket. Well… that has all changed in the last couple of weeks. It’s still beautiful and sunny, but cold! Night time lows reaching 5 F. Great for harvesting ice wine, (kind of a cool process you can learn about here) not so great for a girl who doesn’t have a winter jacket. See it’s really quite pretty. And no snow yet, but probably soon.
A better question may be why does this good Canadian girl not have a winter jacket? Well last year I donated mine, it was miles too big (thank you paleo) and I haven’t gotten around to finding a new one. Maybe something I have to do soon. I need one because I’m not a fan of the cold and it makes me want to stay home and bake. Stay in my footed onesie PJ’s and read in front of a fire. And eat apple pie. Not that there is really any time where I would turn down an apple pie. This Paleo Baked Apple is a quick, grain free dessert that looks impressive, but is so simple. -And cheap to make!
Raj and I have been working hard collecting 13 great paleo recipes that can be made on a budget. We are publishing an e-book, that will be done soon; and going out free to our email subscribers If you haven’t signed up yet, you should! There are a handful of recipes not found on our site. Do it: subscribe… Do so here.
Without any further delay, I bring you your new go-to dessert: Paleo Baked Apple, to warm you up on a cool day (or enjoy any time)!
- 1 apple
- 1 tsp ghee or butter
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 sprinkle salt
- 1 sprinkle cinnamon
- 1 tsp raisins
- 1 tbsp nuts (your choice)
- Slice the top off your apple and channel out the core, trying to leave some flesh in the bottom of the apple.
- Stuff the center of the apple with nuts and raisins.
- Add maple syrup.
- Top with butter or ghee.
- Sprinkle with salt and cinnamon.
- Bake 350 F for 40 min.
- Serve with coconut ice cream or whipped coconut cream!
Shared on NFF.