Deliciously devilish baked apples

It’s the season for apples and we have plenty of them around, plus they’re cheap! So why not enjoy the fruits of summer and make a delicious devilish sweet treat? You’ll love the gooey caramel centre of this baked apple – the perfect dessert for the holidays.

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Ingredients
  • 2 crisp apples
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 caramels
  • Optional toppings: vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and cinnamon
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
  2. To get the blooming apple look, you need to cut the apples. Slice off the top quarter of the apples. Scoop out the core. Then, use a thin knife to make two, deep circular cuts around the centre of the apple. Next, turn the apple over and make narrow cuts all the way around the apple. Flip it back over and you can see all of the cuts.
  3. Place the apples in an oven safe dish and put two caramels into the centre of each apple.
  4. Heat butter and brown sugar in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and continue heating for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir in flour and cinnamon. Divide the mixture over the top of the two sliced apples.
  5. Bake at 190 for 25-30 minutes. (Check apples after 25 minutes and continue cooking until tender. Some apples can take 45 min to 1 hour to soften.)
  6. Remove from the oven and use a large spoon to move the apples into bowls.
  7. Top with a scoop of ice cream, drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with cinnamon. The ice cream will cause the caramel in the centre to harden so eat quickly or put the ice cream scoop on the side!
Source: The Gunny Sack