4 to 6large red apples of various varieties, unpeeled and thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a circular baking dish with oil (I use coconut oil because I like how it tastes with the apples, but any oil will work).
Wash and slice apples. Place the thin slices in a large mixing bowl. You can substitute a pear for one of the apples if you’d like.
Add all other ingredients and mix everything together slowly and gently using a spatula. Be careful not to break the slices.
After the slices are evenly coated with the spice mixture, arrange them in a circular baking dish to resemble a rose. Do this by creating circles of apples and layering them on top of each other. It helps to put the larger slices on the bottom of the dish and to save the smaller slices for the middle of the rose.
After you’re done arranging your rose, cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 45 minutes, until the apples are soft and juicy and can be easily cut with a table knife. Remove the foil and bake for about 15 more minutes, until the edges of the rose crisp and there is less juice floating around in the dish.
Serve warm. This dish can last in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!
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