Making Baked Apples
In Michigan we have lots of cider mills and fresh apples. We are always looking for ways to make baked apple recipe something, be it pie, crisp, apple butter or jam. We love apples and cider and many other dishes year round. You can make these delicious baked apples the next time you pick up apples.
The hardest part about this recipe is coring the apples. Be sure to preheat your oven and it will be up to temp once you are done stuffing the apples.
You can use a glass or metal baking dish to bake your cinnamon baked apples. Make sure it is big enough to fit 4 large apples.
Have some ice cream, you can serve your homemade baked apples up with a big scoop of ice cream on the side or a big dollop of whipped cream.
What Are the Best Apples Used For This Recipe?
The best apples to use are that will soften. We suggest apples like Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji or honey crisp apples. Use the baking apples found in your region.
Can You Use Less Sugar?
You can half the amount of sugar and adjust the amount of mix that is put into each apple. We mound it, but you could just place a little in the apples. This would make this a more healthy baked apples recipe. This works well, especially if you are topping with scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Can You Substitute White Sugar for Brown Sugar?
You can do that. The brown sugar has extra molasses flavor that white sugar does not have. You may find it has less flavor and want to use additional spices to add flavor.
Do You Top The Apples with Vanilla Ice Cream?
The choices are yours on how you top these apples. A little whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or plain.
You would also mix in chopped pecans or maple syrup to the brown sugar mix to give a crunch. If you use maple syrup, you may want to reduce the amount of brown sugar used.
What Size Baking Dish is Used?
We recommend an 8×8 baking dish. I have used a smaller dish, and needed to place a baking sheet below the dish to keep from burning brown sugar liquid that comes over the baking dish.
Apple Crisp Baked Apples
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup soft butter
- 4 large baking apples (granny smith, gala, fuji)
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- To prepare topping, mix the ingredients in a bowl.
- Using a knife, cut off the top of the apple, about 1/4 slice off.
- Then cut out core down to about ½ inch from apple bottom. (this worked well using a spoon) If your apples don't stand up, remove a thin slice from bottom of apple to flatten the bottom, so it stands up.
- Pack the apples to the top, with a little rounding outside of the apple.
- Repeat with remaining apples, and arrange in a 8x8 pan.
- Bake the apples for 30-35 minutes, or until apples are fork tender.