I love apple pie - it is my favorite dessert - hands down. But - to make an apple pie properly takes a lot of time. So, I opted for baked apples tonight. I went with simple flavors and just winged it - they sure hit the spot!
Cut a well into your apples (just like you are carving the top of a pumpkin off) then use your knife to dig a bit to get the seeds out - sounds more time consuming than it acutally is. Set your apples in a shallow baking dish. Put a scoopful of brown sugar down the well and then a pat of butter on top of the brown sugar. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes - until the apples are nice and tender. Serve with French Vanilla ice cream!