Here's a simple recipe for baked apples that comes together quickly with basic ingredients you probably already have at home. Perfect for one, two, or more for a dessert that seems fancy but is easy to prepare.
Cinnamon, brown sugar, pecans, and apples, Oh my! This delicious dessert is simple and quick to prepare. And, it's fairly healthy and seems like a fancy dessert. So whether you make one for yourself or several for a dinner party everyone will be glad you did.
What You'll Need
- Brown sugar
Use a small paring knife to cut around the tops of the apples.
Once you remove the top continue to cut out a little more space for the filling but leave some of the apple on the bottom. You can also use an apple corer but you don't want to cut all the way through because the juices and filling will seep through the bottom while baking.
Stuff the apples with the cinnamon sugar mixture and place them in a baking dish or ramekins. Before placing them in the oven, set them on a cookie sheet just in case the juices from the apple boil over.
What apples are best for baked apples?
My favorite apples are Honey Crisp. They are just as their name denotes, both sweet and crisp and hold up well for baking. However, they are also an early crop so you can also use other kinds of apples for this recipe such as Braeburn, Rome, and Granny Smith.
How long does it take for apples to cook in the oven?
In my oven, it takes about 50 minutes to bake a large apple. However, depending on the size of the apple, the number of apples you are baking or the temperature this may vary. Probably not too much. Check them at 45 minutes and go from there. It will be obvious just by looking at them that they are soft and well cooked.
Can you freeze baked apples?
Honestly, I wouldn't. Could you do it? Yes. Have I tried it, no. That being said sometimes you need to freeze items or maybe you just don't want to waste extra delicious baked apples that you have made. In that case, why not? Do your best to freeze them in a good container and let them defrost in the refrigerator or on the counter before reheating.
You'll know that the apples are cooked when they start to shrivel and feel soft when you poke them will a spoon.
A warm and inviting treat, these baked cinnamon apples are great paired with a little whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. However, they really don't need it.
Cinnamon Baked Apple Recipe
- 2 Apples
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of melted butter
- 2 tablespoons of chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Use a sharp small knife to cut a hole in the center of each apple leaving about one inch on the bottom.
- Combine butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts in a bowl.
- Stuff each apple with half of the butter and sugar mixture.
- Place each apple in a greased ramekin.
- Place the ramekins on a baking sheet in case any of the juices bubbles over.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the apples are soft.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts have been made to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.