EASIEST BAKED APPLES
These baked apples make the perfect fall treat, a delicious dessert or a special side dish at your next Thanksgiving feast! Easier than making an apple pie, but just as scrumptious!
An easy to prepare and delicious recipe for baked Honeycrisp apples. The best you'll ever eat!
Cook Time: 50 minutes
4 - firm apples that are good for baking, like the Honeycrisp or Macoun apple
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
4 tblsp butter
optional: creamy caramel sauce
optional: vanilla ice cream
Preheat oven to 350° fahrenheit.
Slice approximately 1/3 off of the top of the apples and scoop out the core, leaving a well in the center.
In a bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, cranberries and walnuts (using a spoon or fork) until blended.
Stuff each apple with 1/4 of brown sugar mixture.
Place apples in a deep baking dish, topping each apple with 1 tblsp butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Pour about 1/2" of water into the baking pan, around the apples, and bake for 50 - 60 minutes, until apples are tender.
Serve warm, topped with caramel sauce drizzled on top of each apple, if desired.
Keep an eye on the water level when baking. Add more water, if needed, to prevent the apples from drying out.
Baking time will vary, depending upon size, ripeness and variety of apple. Use a fork, in the thickest part of the apple, to test for doneness.
Don’t be tempted to increase the baking temperature. The higher the temperature, the more likely the skin on apples will split or the apple will collapse.