Sweet like honey, these baked apples melt in your mouth. The best part is they are ridiculously easy to make, however look sophisticated enough to please the most pertinacious guests. Have you ever dreamed about Apple pie in a spoon- well this is it! Just a much healthier and easier version.
Not much can be said about baked apples, except one thing: The perfect fall/winter dessert. Period.
Apple fans know what I’m talking about. Those who are just testing the waters with baked apples for the first time, well let me just say – you are missing out! So, leave the procrastination aside, run to the nearest farmers market (well, supermarket will do) and bake yourselves a goodness in a spoon. You deserve it!
Our Hearty Stuffed Apples are:
- Sweet and tender
- Ridiculously easy to make
BABY FOOD IDEA (Baked apples as starter baby food)
If you are (ever) into making first foods for your baby at home, a baked apple is a perfect solid food for the . It is naturally sweet and tasty plus very easy to make.
And here’s how to make it:
- Wash an apple (or more) of your choice under cold water ( always better if organic or from a clean geographic region)
- Place the apple (with skin on) in baking foil and cover completely, with all 4 ends meeting at the top (otherwise apple juice will escape).
- Place on baking sheet and bake in preheated oven (350F/180C) until apple(s) become soft.
- Remove apple skin and inside, puree and enjoy with your little one.
CUTTING OUT THE APPLES for stuffed apples
The method I find most effective (and easy):
- Wash apples under cold water
- With a sharp knife make a small circle around the center
- Using a spoon gently remove the inside of the apple (where seeds are) and set aside
Fill in with the filling and bake
Stuffed Hearty Apples (Oven Baked)
- 6-8 medium apples, of choice
- ½ cup golden raisins, small
- ½ cup chopped walnuts, or nuts of choice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp brown sugar, optional
- Wash apples under cold water. With sharp knife make a small circle around the center.
- Then, using a spoon gently scoop out the inside of the apple, leaving no seeds.
- In a medium mixing bowl combine, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon and sugar and stir well.
- Using a spoon, load the apples with the mix and arrange on baking tray (or use ceramic baking dish). It's recommended to leave room for the apple juice that gets around the apples during baking.
- Bake in preheated oven (350F/180C) for about 15-20 min, or until apples are soft. Check gently with fork.
- Serve warm, topped with the juice that formed throughout the baking process (mm, yum!).Or add some vanilla ice cream. (optional)