We've just kicked off our 2011 Readers' Choice Recipe Contest (submit your entry today!), so I thought I'd share one of my own favorite desserts. This Apple Pie on a Stick delight comes straight from the simple-is-beautiful file. Now if only it came with vanilla ice cream...
1 Jonathan or Rome apple for each person
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ cup granola (optional)
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a zip-top bag.
Push a stick or dowel through the apple top until the apple is secure on the stick. Place the apple two or three inches above the hot coals, and turn the apple while roasting it. As the apple cooks, the skin browns and the juice drips out. When the skin is loose, remove the apple from the fire (but leave it on the stick). Carefully peel the hot skin off. Roll the apple in the sugar-cinnamon mixture, then roast it some more over the coals, letting the mixture warm until it forms a glaze. Remove the apple from the heat, and if you want, roll it in the granola for a crust. Let it cool, then bite in!