My mom is a wonderful cook. When I think back on dinnertime growing up, she really had a lot of great meals in her repertoire. We never had microwave dinners. But we did have one microwave side dish that has stuck with me over the years: Stouffer's Scalloped Apples.
With all of the apples in our fridge, I decided that we should bake some more, so I set out to find a suitable recipe that resembled Stouffer's.
I used two Mutsu apples (I changed the portions of the recipe drastically) brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. You can tell from the picture that I greatly underestimated the necessary bowl size. Brett teased while I tried to stir and not spill, which was near impossible. I put it in a baking dish, covered it, and put it in the oven. I did periodically stir it, but other than that it was pretty low maintenance.
The finished product smelled wonderful. I made a point of making sure that Brett knew that it was a side dish and not dessert, but apparently I was the one who needed warning. It was not sweet enough for me, so I added an extra sprinkling of brown sugar, which reminded me that my mom always added a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar to the top of the Stouffer's version.
This side dish was ok. Not bad, but not amazing either. Just ok.