Recently I have discovered the delicacy of Honeycrisp Apples. Super crispy and sweet these apples are the perfect eating apple and have satisfactory results once baked. I called a gal I know who runs her own farmers market and had her order me a half bushel of honeycrisps from her farmer. She warned me that they would be pricey but I figured the one time a year they come out here locally is truly a treat that we would enjoy each year. You folks in Washington state are blessed to have these apples at $0.99-$1.99 per pound. My apples came to $1.18 a piece. They have been treated like royalty in my home!
I have this little collection of Polish Pottery apple bakers I had purchased while in Poland. The one on the left is my favorite as it was a gift to me from Himself and the first in my collection. I can usually get about 4 gala apples in my apple baker but was only able to get in two honeycrisps they were so big!
There is no real recipe to baking apples. Simply fill your greased baker or casserole with fitted lid to the tippy top and then some with sliced apples that have been layered with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar as well as some orange rind if you like. Dot the top with butter, cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes or until the apples are tender. We like to eat ours with a drizzle of cream and honey but this last time we had them over French Toast. Delicious.