Sort of Solar Baked Apples
by Mary Beth
Baked Raisin Apples
Yesterday was left over day at our house, and I didn’t want to just try reheating in the Sun Oven, so I made my first dessert attempt. We had somewhere to be and would miss having dinner all together anyway, so I thought a nice hot baked apple each would be a good treat to come home and enjoy.
Plus, baked apples are one of the few foods we can all eat. You see, my husband is on the GAPS diet, I am vegan, and we have one kid who is gluten-free, so there’s no easy meals that fit all of us. Thus the need to be a bit creative. Below is my twist on baked apples so that we could all enjoy them:
4 apples cored
1 cup raisins
2 Tbsps coconut oil
Core and scoop out the insides of the apples and arrange them upright in an oven-safe dish. Fill the middle with raisins and top each with a half tablespoon of coconut oil. Then add just enough water to cover the bottom of the dish and put the lid on.
I put the dessert out in the solar oven at 4 pm and retrieved it at 6 pm. I grossly underestimated the need for direct sunlight. It was so late that the cooker stayed at only about 100 degrees, so in the end we had warm apples instead of baked apples. They were still good, but they weren't what I was trying to make.
Rating: leaning toward a success. Next time in some actual sunlight, I think it would make a tasty dessert. If you would like to follow my adventures in solar cooking, visit me at Solar Cooking Challenge I am trying to use my solar oven everyday for six months. Wish me luck!
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