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Here is what I do.
I use an apple corer to get a clean cylinder out of the apple. I then cut the core I removed 1/3 of the way up and reinsert it into the bottom of the apple. It will of course be a perfect fit.
I then fill the apple with sugar and cinnamon
When I was in high school, many moons ago, I learned to make baked apples. Then I put them out of my head as just another assignment. I’m now 64 and am faced with a bowl of apples on my dining room table. What to do…what to do. Hmmm, what was that apple dish I learned to make in high school? Hmmm…oh yeah! Baked apples! Hubby is all excited now! Google to the rescue for recipes. And I find this recipe. It’s easy, lots of pictures to remind me of how everything is supposed to look when done. I love it! Thank you!!!
I don’t like crunchy baked apples; so, I baked them for the 45 minutes. Perfect. I didn’t have the ingredients to stuff them with pecans and raisins; but, I will the next time I make them. I will also add some pineapple preserve. That will make them awesome!
I’m nowhere near a cook, but my apples turned out perfectly. What more can I say?
I want this every day! Best baked apple I’ve ever had! Substituted craisins for raisins, and it was off the charts!!!
They are delicious! I added home-made caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.
It was sooo tasty!!!
Came out great! BUT fresh and juicy apples should be used. I repeated with some apples that were laying in a fridge for some time – at it was not like with fresh ones
Delish! Minus nuts and raisins though. Also added a bit of ground cloves. Great touch with the ice cream. Kids loved it!
Kitchen smelled amazing
Can red delicious apples be used?
Hi Debbie, no. Red Delicious apples do not bake or cook up well. Actually they’re the worst apple to bake or cook with.
The recipe is really tasty and put apple and blackcurrant juice drink no added sugar instead of water to be different.
Tried this with Honeycrisps and used light brown sugar, cinnamon, and some ground cloves. DELICIOUS but needed about 45 minutes in the oven to be tender? Might just be an issue on my end though. Definitely trying this again!
When I was in Warsaw, Poland a couple of years ago the Specjaty Regionalne served a baked apple that was filled with pecans and cranberry jam, etc. It was also surrounded by a swirl of melted chocolate. It was delicious and I’ve been looking for a recipe for it ever since.
Can you use granny smith apples?
Hi, Tina! Sure, granny smith apples would work!
Please explain the purpose of the water.
To help keep the apples from getting too dried out on the outside in the dry heat of the oven.
Does it also help in making the syrup as the sugar melts and combines with it? Wasn’t sure but it seems to me a possible result. Tasty recipe you have. Thanks!
Hi, again. I use apple cider instead of the water and I prefer its taste.
Always swap apple cider for water too! Adds such a great added dimension to the finished dish! This is a wonderful recipe! My husband insists on raisins and nuts…in just about everything! :D
Hi Lance, perhaps! I love the apple cider idea too. It would enhance the apple flavor.
Good recipe—especially with pecans! We too remove the whole core, and go a tad spicier with a bit of clove (whole or ground) & cardamom too. Then bake in a covered casserole dish for 35 min at 350ºF but check them when a strong apple-spicy scent beckons. Each cooked apple goes into a bowl atop a mixture of vanilla extract, plain yogurt, and a swirl of maple syrup. Yum.
I only baked 45min @350 and the skins ruptured. I used both Rome and Golden Del. Any recommendations for future.
The recipe calls for baking 35 minutes only. 45 minutes is a step too far.
Score around the middle of apples with a sharp knife before baking
Thank you for the recipe. We love baked apples … only small change. Rather than trying to dig out the core, I just remove it completely and place each cored Apple on half a slice of bread before filling and omit the water. Pour cream or milk into the apple to serve.
This is best go to recipe for baked apples, have made them several times now and tweak. I usually drop the sugar, go heavy on walnuts and raisins, top with cinnamon and bit of butter. When done… drizzle with half and half. SO GOOD. Thank Gd for apples! (and thank you for your instructions…) Seriously, fruit, what could be better?