July 4th Dessert: Baked Apples a la Mode

With too many guests expected for the July 4th BBQ, I decided against an apple pie. But apple pie is so traditional for the holiday and thinking about it made me want it, so I went with a spin on the classic: baked apples a la mode.


6 apples

1/2 cup raw agave nectar

2 tbsp. cinnamon

Juice of 2 limes

1 box vanilla wafer cookies

Vanilla ice cream


Peel and slice apples.

Toss apples with agave nectar, cinnamon and lime juice.

Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees, or until apples are soft (not mushy), stirring occasionally.

Serve with ice cream and top with crumbled vanilla wafer cookies on top.