This past Thanksgiving, I was a woman of my word.  Everything, well a lot of things, that I always said that I was going to make from Pinterest, I made.  This one edible goodie in particular, was so creative, so different, so fun, I couldn’t resist adding it to my menu of treats. The actual recipe, or should I say idea, came from BuzzFeed, but I saw the drool-worthy video on Pinterest.

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Now, my family is pretty big, so I definitely needed more of the ingredients than what the recipe called for.  When I tell you they’re so easy to make, I am not kidding you.  It took no time, and I think I made a total of like 30.  Just wait until you see the pan of my finished result. Enough of the small talk though, I know you don’t want to hear all of this anyways.  Follow along, it’s not hard, and try not to mess up.  I’m being so sarcastic by the way lol

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So, here’s what you’ll need: cinnamon rolls, I used Pillsbury, because they’re my favorite, but I mean, you can use whatever brand your heart desires.  That goes for all of the ingredients above.  As far as the apples, I used Gala apples.  I’m not a huge fan of red delicious, I don’t like the texture of the skin, but I would’ve used Braeburn if I wasn’t able to find Gala.  For the inside, to “season” the apple, you’ll need melted butter and brown sugar, dark or light would work.  Now, for the drizzle at the end, you’re going to use the icing that comes in each can of cinnamon rolls, but if you wanna go balls out and do it big, you can buy vanilla frosting for more sweetness.

Before you do anything, preheat that good ol’ oven to 350 degrees.  After washing and drying off your apples, cut off just the tops, just enough to get to the inside.  As far as the bottle of the apple, you know the part that no one eats, I didn’t do this my first time trying the recipe, but next time, I’m going to cut off a little bit of the bottom, so that when people do cut into the apple to eat it, they don’t have to worry about that piece or part that sprouts out at the bottom.  Just something I observed.  Once that’s done, core out all of the apple, all of the inside.  Try not to core a hole in the sides or the bottom, or any part of the apple.  You want to make sure that it stays in one piece.  Once you’ve done the number of apples you need,  head on over to the microwave.

Take a stick of butter, or two, or three, however much you think you’ll need and melt it.  You can never have too much butter. It, and bacon, make EVERYTHING better.  Oooooooh, I just thought of an idea to vamp this recipe up, Oh em gee!…Let me focus. So, place that melted butter to the side and have your brown sugar on hand.  In each apple, please a tablespoon or so of butter, enough to cover the bottom, as well as a pinch or two of brown sugar.  Take a basting or pastry brush, or in my case, the back of a spoon and rub that butter/sugar mixture all around the inside of the apple.  I even swirled the apple itself around to make sure every inch was covered.  You could even add some cinnamon, but that would’ve been an overload for me.  Too much cinnamon makes the roof of my mouth feel weird, like rough.  Does that happen to anyone else?  I know I’m not the only one!

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Once you “sweet season” that apple really well, take one cinnamon roll and press it into the apple.  They’ll fit snug and that’s exactly how you want it.

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Place these babies in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.  After 15 minutes of baking, cover them with foil and continue to bake for the remaining 30 minutes.  Once they come out, piping hot, fresh, smelling just LIKE a hot apple pie, let them cool for a minute or two.  While they’re doing that, the icing that comes with each can of cinnamon rolls, pop the tops off those, take a heaping spoonful of the icing and let it fall from the spoon onto the apples.  Drizzle all the sweetness your greedy little self wants, on those beauties.  That’s not the end though, I’ve got more…take a heaping scoop of ice cream and place it ever so neatly next to your apple.  My family, we used Blue Bell.  We’re pretty much over the health scare and maaaaan was it good.  I mean, REALLY good.  The apples weren’t too soft or mushy after baking, just the right texture, and the cinnamon rolls were standing high, in each apple, it was just a perfect pair.  A true, holiday, match made in Heaven.

 

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