12/13/14

Baked Whole Apples

When you want to make your kitchen smell like apple pie without all the fuss, try making baked apples. These Baked Whole Apples are sweet little individual desserts that will please almost anyone. I used Granny Smith apples for mine, but any baking apple will do. The ingredients in the filling can be adjusted to suit your taste. Some like to add raisins to the filling, and ice cream or caramel sauce are optional after baking.





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Baked Whole Apples

4 baking apples
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup apple juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Core the apples, but don't cut all the way through. Leave the bottom of the apple intact. Trim away some of the peeling from the top of the apple. Place the apples upright in a small baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and walnuts. Carefully spoon mixture into center of apples. Drizzle the melted butter over the brown sugar mixture, dividing the butter among the apples. Pour apple juice in baking dish around the apples. Bake for 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve with ice cream or caramel sauce, if desired.



Baked Whole Apples before baking




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3 comments:

  1. This sounds like a good way to use up apples that are about to go south! Like mini apple pies without crust - YUM.

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  2. My Mom used to make these, Anita! What a comforting dessert for the winter months and much easier that pie.

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