With only a handful of ingredients and minimal effort, you can transform apples into a warm, cinnamon-spiced Easy Baked Apples dessert that's perfect for your Rosh Hashanah table. Just like my Bubby used to make.
This easy dessert take the essence of fall and elevate it to a whole new level! With just apples, a touch of sugar, a dash of cinnamon, you'll create a luscious, caramely syrup, making this dessert a comforting and aromatic treat.
Why You'll Love Easy Baked Apples:
- Quick and easy, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth in a pinch.
- Minimal ingredients, maximum flavor.
- A healthier dessert option that still feels indulgent.
Cortland apples, white sugar, cinnamon, salt, water
- Apples: Cortland apples are ideal for this recipe due to their natural sweetness, firm texture, and ability to hold their shape while baking. Feel free to use your favorite kind of apple
- Water: Adjust the water quantity based on your pan's size and how much syrup you want to create.
How to Make Easy Baked Apples:
1. Core the apples, creating a cavity in the center to hold the filling. Try this apple corer!
2. In a bowl, mix together sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
3. Place the cored apples in a baking pan.
4. Fill the center of each apple with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
5. Pour water into the bottom of the pan, allowing it to just cover the bottom of the apples. This will create a delightful caramely syrup as the apples bake.
6. Bake the apples at 350°F (175°C) for about 45-60 minutes or until they are tender. Cooking time may vary depending on the size and type of apples.
Recipe Tips and Tricks:
- Don't discard the apple cores; they can be saved for making homemade applesauce or used in composting!
- Serve your Baked Apples with a dollop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of caramel sauce for an extra treat.
Frequently Asked Questions:
A: Absolutely, brown sugar will add a richer, molasses-like flavor to your Baked Apples.
A: Absolutely! While Cortland apples are an excellent choice, you can experiment with other baking apple varieties like Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Braeburn to achieve slightly different flavors and textures.
A: Yes, you can easily adjust the recipe to accommodate the number of apples you have. Just be sure to scale the filling ingredients accordingly.
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Easy Baked Apples
- 4 apples
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- A pinch of salt
- ¼ cup of water * or more, depending on your pan
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Core the apples, creating a cavity in the center for the filling.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt to make the filling.
- Place the cored apples in a baking dish.
- Fill each apple's cavity with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Pour ¼ cup of water into the bottom of the baking dish.*
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until the apples are tender and slightly caramelized.*
- Serve your warm Baked Apples as a delightful dessert.