The heavenly aroma of baked apples is matched only by the amazingly sweet, caramellike flavor of these easy treats. You can bake apples in four simple steps. We've also created a video on how to bake apples so you can ensure success.
Start by cutting a slice from the stem end of the apple. Using an apple corer or a melon baller, remove the apple core, leaving the basin intact so it can contain the filling. Then peel a strip around the top of each apple.
Editor's Tip: Be sure to choose a good baking apple variety, such as Braeburn, Jonagold, Granny Smith, or Jonathan. They hold up best during cooking. Look for them at the supermarket or your local apple orchard.
Spoon cooked fruit or favorite filling into centers of apples. Remember to poura a liquid such as apple juice, orange juice, or fruit nectar around apples to help soak up flavor during baking. Don't have juice? Water will do. See our baked apple recipes, below, if you need a jump start.
Bake until apples are tender (about 40 minutes at 350 degrees F), basting occasionally with juice or water from baking dish. Cool slightly. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.
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How to Bake Apples
-Let's get right to the core of it. Here's how to bake apples for delicious results. First to choose a good baking apple variety such as Braeburn, Jonagold, Granny Smith and Jonathan hold the best during cooking. Start by cutting a slice from the stem end of the apple. Using a melon baller, remove the apple core leaving the basin intact so that it can contain the filling. Place the cord apples in a baking dish and stuff with you favorite filling. I'm using snipped dried fruit walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and a bit of butter. Pour liquid into the baking dish around the apples to help them steam. I'm just using water but you could also use fruit juice. Bake apples at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes or until tender, spooning liquid over the apples occasionally. Remove apples from the oven and enjoy while they're still warm. For a delicious way to get your apple a day.