Deliciously devilish baked apples 25



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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.

  • 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
  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

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  1. If anyone can follow these instructions for cutting the skin of the apple, please let me know.

  2. You cut them how????? We used to make these years ago but used dark brown sugar with raisins/sultanas mixed together and stuffed into the centres – just as yummy.

  3. Years ago when my friend had a few of little children, she made baked apples for dessert. Noticing that the children were having trouble cutting the skin with their spoons, she said to her husband,
    “I’ll skin the kids’ next time’. There was complete silence, then a chorus of little voices said, ” We didn’t do anything!”

  4. I think all apples now are cold storage ones but I suppose they are still apples but not so sure they are cheap.Not where I live anyhow.

  5. Look I MUST say something, ALL apples are cold storage right now, the apple trees are in blossom or have just set fruit …. they will ripen slowly from about March onwards so GET A GRIP! of course they are cheap, they are mostly old, been stored for at least 9 months, since the last harvest, and what I object to is paying FULL price for something that has sat in a cold store for this long and being told it is FRESH! I live in Tas, MY apple , pear trees are just setting fruit, the apple trees in Bilpin NSW are a little ahead but they too are setting and growing fruit, ditto pome fruit trees in Victoria. I like this site BUT please get the information correct. this is NOT the time to be buying apples and assuming they are cheap and fresh! drives me nuts, we SHOULD be eating seasonal and yet ….. aaargh OK rant over:-0

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