So what do you do with your apples if you have lots and lots of them? Aside from making your own applesauce, apple jam and apple cake you can also make these oven-baked apples! For this recipe, I used 8 apples. Just adjust the quantities of each ingredient if you’d make less or more than that.
You will need:
8 apples, washed, dried and cored
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
8 small cubes of unsalted butter or olive oil
1 1/2 cups hot water
Pre-heat your oven 177ºC.
In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon. With the use of a small funnel, fill your apples with the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
Top each apple with a small cube of unsalted butter. If you want a healthier option, then drizzle each apple with olive oil.
Place your trays inside the oven and fill the trays with hot water, 3/4 cups of hot water for each tray in my case as I used two cooking trays. Bake your apples until they’re tender, between 40-45 minutes.
In between the baking period, you can open your oven and with a spoon, cover each apple with the caramel sauce.
Enjoy warm or cold. Enjoy it alone or accompanied with freshly whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some apple cake, why not!
UPDATE: My husband asked me to place some raisins inside the apples. He asked for more raisins and less sugar mixture. I also opted to using olive oil! I tried it and he said it tastes better! You can also use the same procedure to bake pears.
This recipe was first seen in my sewing blog, To Sew With Love.