When making baked apples, you can put all kinds of things in the center, including candied pineapple, orange peel, ginger, peaches, berries, raisins, honey, corn syrup,caramels and even marshmallows. Below is a basic baked apple recipe to get you started.
Brown sugar, 1 Tbsp. per apple
Margarine or butter, 1 tsp. per apple
Cinnamon, 1/4 -1/2 tsp. per apple
Nuts, 1 Tbsp. per apple
Place apples in a baking dish and fill the center of each one with sugar, margarine, cinnamon and nuts. You can also add a small amount of water or apple cider to bottom of the pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 mins. until apples are tender.
Set each apple in the center of a circle of pastry dough (pie crust).
Then fill with sugar, butter, cinnamon and nuts.Pull the dough up and around the apple. Seal well. Brush with egg white or milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes and then turn down to 375° for 20 more minutes.
Sauce (for 5 apples)
While apples are baking, mix 1 cup water, 2 Tbsp. butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to boil over medium heat. Dissolve 2 tsp. of cornstarch in 2 tsp. of water and whisk into the hot sauce. Cover and keep warm. When apples are done, pour some sauce on a plate and set the apple on top.
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