The Best Baked Apples - classic fall dessert made to perfection! You will love all of the flavors in this dish!
This recipe brings back childhood memories. It's one of my favorite fall desserts. My grandparents had an apple orchard and each fall I would visit it almost every day. I love apples! It was my favorite snack then and I would always chomp on them while studying or reading.
Since fall is here to stay for a while and I love apple desserts, I figured it's time to share the recipe for baked apples. And this one is the very best!
My Mom would make these fantastic baked apples every Sunday and they always disappeared so fast! Now, I make it for my kids. I also added a few of my own touches.
It took me a few tries to get it just right. Something was missing. It finally hit me: I kept forgetting the apple juice! The apples need to cook in it. It's absolutely essential. The filling is simply 5 ingredients mix together and stuffed into cored apples. There is enough of it for 5 apples or 4 generously topped.
It's highly recommended, that you take effort to dress these baked apples right before serving. Whipped cream, caramel sauce, chopped nuts (I used walnuts) and ground cloves. Together they bond with the perfectly baked apples and make for one unforgettable dessert.
If you have guest coming or want a simple yet impressive dessert, this is the one you should make. You will love how simple it is to put together and how absolutely amazing it is.
Do not skip the ground cloves sprinkled over the whipped cream drizzled with caramel sauce. It magically enhances the caramel and make your mouth burst with flavor! I highly recommend it! I love using cloves and often skip the nutmeg and use cloves instead.
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The Best Baked Apples
- 4 apples I used Red Delicious
- ½ cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon molasses
- 2 Tablespoons packed light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup apple juice
- whipped cream
- caramel sauce
- cloves ground
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Wash and core apples. Place in a 2qt baking dish, leaving some space between them.
- In a small mixing bowl, mix together the filling ingredients: oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and molasses.
- Stuff apples with the filling.
- Add apple juice to the dish.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. ( The magic number for me was 49 minutes.)
- Let sit in room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Just before serving: (do not skip)
- Dress the apples with a dollop of whipped cream.
- Drizzle with caramel sauce, drizzling some over the whipped cream as well.
- Sprinkle nutmeg over the whipped cream.
- Serve immediately.