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.
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
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.