A unique and flavorful treat
Apples have got to be the most versatile fruit there is. They can just be made into so many different things and I love them all! One of my favorites is what we’re going to be making today: Baked Apples! These baked apples have all the classic essentials you’d expect such as butter and cinnamon. But they also have something else. A key ingredient that sets this baked apple recipe apart from the rest: Cream!
What kind of apples are best?
First things first, picking your apples. It’s important to pick apples that are good for baking. These apples will stay firm during baking and not get all mushy. Definitely not what you want when you bite into a tasty baked apple! Here is a list of apples that are great for baking:
- Golden Delicious
- Honey Crisp
And now for the baked apple recipe!
Once you have decided on your apple, you’ll need to wash them thoroughly and then core them. You can core your apples in one of two ways. The first way is to get an apple corer. Simply insert it into the center of the apple and remove the core. Be careful not to cut all the way through to the bottom though, or your filling will leak out! The second way to core your apple is by using a paring knife. If you are using this method be careful not to cut yourself. Just run the paring knife around the core of the apple and lift out. You can use a spoon to help remove any seeds or core left behind. Again, be careful not to cut through the bottom of the apple!
In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts. Then, divide the mixture into the apples. Next top each with a pat of butter. Place the apples into a baking dish and bake in the oven preheated to 375 °F. for 10 minutes.
Remove the apples from the oven. The butter should have melted and mixed in with the brown sugar. Now we have room to add the cream! Add 1 tbsp. of cream to each apple and then return to the oven.
Continue to bake for another 20 minutes. To test if they are done, prod the apple to see if it gives. If they feel nice and tender, they are finished. If the apple still feels too firm, continue baking in 5 minutes intervals, until done. Different kinds of apples bake differently so it’s important to make sure your apple has baked completely. Neither under baked or over baked apples make for a tasty treat!
Did you try my baked apple recipe? Comment below and let me know how they turned out!