4 small to medium size Gala apples
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice
Dash of salt
Caramel ice cream topping
Colored sprinkles (optional)
Procedures : Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease baking dish.
Wash and core apples, then cut in half lengthwise; brush cut sides with lemon juice. Carve a face on each apple half.
Combine brown sugar, melted butter, spices and salt in small bowl; brush over all sides of apple, filling face cutouts, place apples cut side down in baking dish. Pour remaining brown sugar mixture over apples in dish. Bake 18-20 minutes until apples are tender.
For each serving, place a scoop of ice cream in bowl and drizzle with caramel topping, top with apple half and sprinkles, if desired.