I love fall as much as the next girl in Uggs, but to tell you the truth it can be kind of a bummer missing out on Pumpkin Spice Lattes and apple pie (I still maintain that the former tastes like a Yankee candle, but whatever) because of Paleo tendencies. Obviously no one is forcing me to give up dairy or sugar, though, so every year I try to make some kind of Paleo-friendly seasonal treat.
This year I went with a baked apple dish, partly because I had some gorgeous apples from our wedding florist's orchard, but mostly because I am the proud new owner of a mandolin slicer and I'll literally make a chip out of anything these days.
These baked apples are delicious, comforting, and make your house smell exactly like fall. Amen.
- 4 apples, washed and sliced evenly--I use this handheld mandolin (affiliate link)
- 2-3 tablespoons of grass-fed butter
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, cloves)
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Melt butter in a large bowl, add honey and vanilla, then the apple slices. Mix well. Sprinkle in pumpkin pie spice and mix again.
- Layer apple slices in small pie dishes or a larger baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes.
- Let cool for a couple minutes before serving, but have them warm! Enjoy.