Easy Escalloped Apples & a GoodCook Nonstick Cutlery Giveaway

Easy & Delicious Escalloped Apples at lifeyourway.net

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Alison ([email protected]…)!

I love these apples. In fact, I love them so much that I have forgotten to take a picture of the finished dish multiple times in the last couple of weeks!

In the midst of morning sickness and strong food aversions, this is one that’s easy for me to make and even easier for me to eat, and I’ve served it on top of pancakes and french toast for breakfast, aside honey ham sandwiches for lunch and cold out of the fridge for snacks.

It’s not so different from my fried apples, except this one requires little interaction once the apples are sliced and arranged, making it an even easier side dish.

This is one of those dishes that makes me wonder why we as a culture insist on adding sugar to everything. Apples are naturally sweet, and the cinnamon brings out that sweetness, so there’s no need to mess it up with any sweetener!

Escalloped Apples

Easy & Delicious Escalloped Apples at lifeyourway.net

Ingredients:

  • 3-5 apples
  • cinnamon (lots and lots)
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Wash and thinly slice apples. We buy 2-3 bags of apples each week in different varieties, so I like to use a mixture of apples, but this works well with pretty much any apple variety. (Just keep in mind that granny smith might be too tart for your taste buds since we’re not adding sugar!)

Layer the apples in an oven-safe baker or pie plate and sprinkle generously with cinnamon. I’m sure it’s possible to add too much cinnamon, but you’d have to try really hard, so don’t hold back!

Thinly slice the butter and layer on top of the apples.

Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes, stirring halfway through. Apples should be tender but not mushy and oh-so-flavorful.

Variations:

  • Substitute coconut oil for butter for a dairy-free option!
  • Add walnuts or pecans.
  • Add thinly sliced butternut squash to your apples.
  • Use pears instead of apples and cut the bake time in half.

GoodCook Nonstick Cutlery

GoodCook Nonstick Cutlery

The nonstick-coated knives from GoodCook are a fun and colorful addition to our kitchen! Made from high-carbon steel, these knives will stay sharp through regular use, and the nonstick coating keeps crumbs from sticking as you cut. Each knife comes with a fitted safety sheath to protect the blade (which also makes them handy for sticking in a picnic basket or cooler!), and the soft-grip, ergonomic handle just feels good while you’re using them.

My personal favorite is the blue chef’s knife, which I use for chopping fruits and veggies, slicing meat and cheese, and more, but the collection also includes a yellow bread knifea purple sandwich knife, an orange santoku knife, a red utility knife and a green paring knife.

Through April 15th, you’ll save 30% off the nonstick cutlery with coupon code NONSTICK!

Enter to Win

This week, GoodCook is giving one lucky Life Your Way reader a Nonstick Cutlery Collection worth more than $125!

To enter:

Choose your favorite knife from the collection above and click the buttons to “like” it on Facebook or “pin” it on Pinterest.

Then, fill out the form below.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday 4/14. The winner will be selected randomly and notified by email, and this post will be updated with their name as well. Open to U.S. residents 18 years old and above.

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