Baked Apples that make their own caramel sauce!! Sweet, plump, juicy Baked Apples that make their own caramel sauce!!
Simply fill halved apples with a simple nut, butter, and sugar spiced filling, bake for 40 minutes, and serve in a pool of bubbling caramel sauce. It’s almost magical!
This is a great dessert to put together ahead of time and pop in the oven while you’re eating dinner. Don’t forget about the ice cream!
Modi Apples, bright red balls with a hint of yellow, full of crisp juiciness and fabulous apple flavor, are the inspiration for today’s recipe.
Baked Apples Recipe
I’ve been obsessed with Modi Best Apples since I first discovered them, which was only a few months ago when I was asked to try them.
I hate to admit it, but I was skeptical. For as long as I can remember, I’ve avoided store-bought apples because I know how difficult it is to find really good eating apples in Australia – or at least in Sydney.
I was completely wrong.
Meet Modi, your new favorite apple if you’ve ever bitten into a promising-looking apple only to be disappointed.
They get a perfect score on my Apple Score Card because they’re super juicy, crisp but not hard, and, most importantly, they have great flavor, which most mainstream apples lack. It’s also a good snacking size, being slightly smaller than most apples. Remember what my friends call me if you’re looking at my hand for size context: Baby Hands.
With apples this good, I wanted to make something quick and easy, but sinfully delicious enough that you’ll want to make it again and again.
So, Baked Apples is what I came up with.
These aren’t your typical Baked Apples, though. These are saucy on their own. As in, those apples are sitting in a pool of bubbling caramel when you take them out of the oven.
What Kind of Apples are Best For Baked Apples?
Any apple can be used to make baked apples; it’s a matter of personal preference. Red apples, of any variety, are my favorite. Use Granny Smith apples if you want a bit of tang. Serve with a big scoop of ice cream or a dollop of cream on top. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, crunch, creamy, warm, cold, creamy…. oh my goodness!!
PS If you’re wondering if baked apples are healthy, consider this: The apple portion is good for you. The rest isn’t. However, Baked Apples are much healthier than a large slice of Chocolate Fudge Cake or Strawberry Cheesecake for dessert!
And don’t forget to keep things in perspective, right? Good food equals a happy life!
Caramel Self Saucing Baked Apples Full Recipe
- 4 apples , juicy ones (Modi red apples are ideal, Note 1)
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tsp cornflour/cornstarch
- 1 cup walnuts or pecans , chopped (or sub with oats)
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (or honey or golden syrup)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
- 75 g / 5 tbsp unsalted butter , melted
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
- Mix Filling ingredients together then set aside while you prep the apples – it will firm up and become scoopable (pop in fridge if its super hot where you are).
- Cut the apples in half through the core then use an ice cream scooper, spoon or small knife to scoop out the core (see video).
- Place apples in a baking dish so they are reasonably snug – you don’t want heaps of space around them. Pile Filling on the apples – I use an ice cream scoop.
- Mix cornflour with a splash of the water, mix to dissolve, then add remaining water. Pour around the apples.
- Cover with foil, bake 20 minutes. Remove foil, then bake a further 20 minutes until the crumb is deep golden and the apples are tender (but not sloppy soft) and there’s a syrupy caramel in the pan (it thickens a bit more when serving).
- To serve, spoon over caramel sauce, then top with ice cream and serve with more sauce!
Hello, I'm Vidi! Writing and food are two very interesting things. Writing is a way to express myself, and food will be the best thing to accompany it.
It is a dream for me to be able to try as many types of food as possible, because each food has its own characteristics and story.
So far, with my traveling hobby, several places I've visited have never missed to try regional specialties. it is a pleasure in itself. who wouldn't be interested in that? I really want to spend my time exploring the world, visiting every best place, and of course trying every special dish. So i'll get lot of ideas to write about food with my experience.