Ginger-Roasted Apples with Vanilla Ice Cream

Here’s an easy and quick dessert that you can make in the time it takes to slice up a few apples.  If you don’t eat dairy, try it with lemon sorbet instead of ice cream.

(Serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 Tbs fresh ginger, grated

  • butter for greasing the pan

  • 4 large apples, cored, cut into 1/2″ thick slices

  • vanilla ice cream

Directions:

Combine water, sugar and ginger in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.  Let the syrup cool for 10 minutes, and strain through a fine mesh sieve.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

Butter a baking sheet, and place the apples slices on it in a single layer.  Drizzle the apples with 1/4 cup of the ginger syrup.

Roast the apples until they are tender, about 20 minutes, tossing once.

Ladle some of the syrup onto each of 4 plates.  Scoop the ice cream into the center of the syrup.  Fan the apple slices around the ice cream and serve.