This weekend was pretty momentous for Harry Potter fans. In an interview with Emma Watson, JK Rowling (aka the genius who created Harry Potter) admitted that she regretted putting Hermione and Ron together. Going even further, she hinted that it should have been Harry and Hermione paired up instead. Naturally, the fandom imploded.
Personally, I could care less who JK Rowling actually thinks Harry Potter should have ended up with. For me the books are canon and whoever anyone ends up with is who they end up with, end of story. But I do love watching fandoms freak out over stuff. I’d say they’re crazy, but let’s be honest, I’ve been one of those crazy fans.
I think these cooked apples would be the perfect treat to pacify those hurting Hermione-Ron-fans. Simmered in just a bit of water and lemon juice, they are delicious, comforting, and the perfect remedy for when your favorite author breaks your heart.
Cooked Apples with Cinnamon
4 apples, cored and peeled
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp water
In a bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar.
Thinly slice the apples. Layer each apple into a medium-sized saucepan, following each layer with a sprinkle of the cinnamon-sugar mixture and some lemon juice. After the last layer – there should be about four – sprinkle on the rest of the cinnamon-sugar mixture, lemon juice, and the water.
Heat the apples over a stove until the liquid boils. Cover and cook over low heat until the apples are tender, 10-15 minutes. The apples are delicious served by themselves, but could easily be paired with yogurt or ricotta cheese. Pair it with some vanilla ice cream for a tasty dessert!
Source: Slightly adapted from French Women Don’t Get Fat