This simple pleasure is naturally sweet and casually elegant. Healthy too (the ice cream is optional). You'll need two ramekins which, if you don't have, are great little dishes to have around for dips, snacks and mise-en-place. Dips and snacks and mise-en-place, Oh My!
2 firm apples (I used Honeycrisp because they are the pride of MN and everywhere this time of year)
Pat of unsalted butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar*
1. Preheat oven to 350º. Peel, core and slice apples very thinly (1/8" I used my mandoline and it was scary, as usual).
2. Rub inside of two 3-inch ramekins with butter until covered, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and tap around to coat.
3. Layer in apples, overlapping and pressing down so they're touch every side of the dish and are packed in (they shrink during cooking). Cover with foil and place on a sheet pan.