I saw an image on pinterest of hollowed-out apples with vanilla ice cream in them. This sounded very good, except I thought it would be nicer if the apples could be softer. Partially cooked, at least, but not falling apart. So, one day I steamed a few, mainly because the oven was in use. But they got too cooked and were too soft. So the next time I had them in the oven for twenty minutes or so. It was a mix of different kinds from the reduced produce section (not our own apples). Of course, they ended up cooking at different levels. There were three of us, so I picked the three best and served them with a drizzle of maple syrup over the ice cream.
They were pretty good. A little messy, and a little sweet, but nice.