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Easy baked apples?

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I'm hoping someone has an easy baked apple side dish to be served as an accompaniment to ham  at a buffet dinner. I'd like it to be good either hot or room temperature. I'll be serving around 40 people, both adults and children. I got the idea from the Honey baked ham store, but their apples are too expensive for a crowd.Thanks for any help you can provide.

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It's Fall and apple season......you should be able to find reasonable prices.  If you have road side farmer stands in your area.........check them out.

 

IT'S APPLE SEASON......................

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I like the "Simple Baked Apples" recipe at Allrecipes.  It calls for sliced apples and can be made in a slow cooker.

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IMO  a full apple is too much to serve with a big full dinner.  I'd consider sliced apples baked with a sauce or syrup. 

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How about an apple bread pudding?  It could be put together the day before, would be easy to serve and would smell wonderful! 

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All recipes -squash and apple bake

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That's a lot of people to serve and they would be hard for children to cut and eat. I would make applesauce instead. 

Cracker Barrel has delicious jars of apples but they're over $5. Per jar. 
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Also check out recipes online for stewed fruit compotes.  That's what my mom always served with ham. 

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My simple apple dish starts with dicing or cubing apples (I use honey crisp), sautéing in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon for about 15 - 20 minutes. Then chill before serving. The apples are softened and the sauce is yummy. We have with ham and/or sometimes as dessert with vanilla ice cream.
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for us I used to just core a Granny Smith apple. add some butter,  brown sugar and cinnamon     roast until soft