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Long and Slow Baked Apples

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This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was simple yet elegant.
Layers of finely sliced apples, brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with spiced sugar. 
Then baked slowly for a long, long time.
Like I said, simple and elegant.

Except for the fact that Australia is in the midst of a heatwave.
A heat wave that is breaking records.
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(pictures of a dust storm off Western Australia on Ninemsn)
A heatwave that would make keeping your oven on, at any temp, uncomfortable.
Let alone 4 hours of baking!

So this recipe involved planning and cultivating a close relationship with the weather channel!
My memories of the 43 degrees celsius (109.5 degrees farenheit) day last week were just too raw.
So I waited till evening to begin baking these.
My apples went in at 8.30pm and I turned the oven off and went to bed at 12.30am.
My latest tv obsession, The Walking Dead, kept me entertained while I waited 🙂

The next morning, my usual oats…
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Became mighty fancy!

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I really enjoyed this recipe.
As a decadent topping for simple oats.
Or on its own with a dollop of sweetened cream.

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I am curious to see what the rest of the French Fridays with Dorie group thought of this recipe.