Fabulous Fall is almost here! Time for anything appley goodness! Like a warm, almost caramel baked apple!
These apples are not overly-sweet and hold up well to baking. Let's get on with it shall we?
- 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
- 5 Tbsp. butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup craisans
- 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
- 3 Tbsp. Old-fashioned Oats
- 1 tsp. orange zest
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup apple cider
Trim 1/4" off the bottom of 4 apples. Cut 1/2" off the top and save. Peel the apples and take out the core leaving 1/2" wall.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a cast iron pan, melt 1 Tbsp. butter. Place apples top side down and saute until caramelized; about 3 to 4 minutes.
Chop the remaining apple in 1/4" dice. Add 4 Tbsp. melted butter, brown sugar, cranberries, pecans, oats, orange zest, cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine. Stuff apples with mixture, mounding filling on top. Top with reserved apple top.
Combine maple syrup and apple cider and add to apple. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes.
An Apple Pie without the crust!
~Adapted from America's Test Kitchen
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These baked apples look amazing! gloriaReplyDelete
These apples look so delicious, and I bet they smell heavenly! xo,ReplyDelete
How can something so simple looks so fabulously gourmet!? Patti, OM Gosh I can smell them all the way down here :)ReplyDelete
Patti these look simply delicious, I love baked apples in the Fall. We just barely had our coolest day in the high 80's the other day. The South has had record heat 50+ days of 100's and above. I'm so ready for Fall to get here :)ReplyDelete
Yummy. This is so tasty. Apples are one of my favorite Fall fruits, and I love that they are available year round. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe at Joy of Desserts, Patti.ReplyDelete
Do you add all of the maple syrup and cider mixture to the pan and then just baste from the pan, or only baste from a bowl?ReplyDelete
Hi Cassi! Yes, add all of the syrup and cider and baste from the pan. Thanks for stopping by!Delete