Baked Apples with Caramel Sauce

12 Ratings
  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 85 min
  • serves 4 servings
Baked Apples with Caramel Sauce

Move over pedestrian baked apples, there’s a new kid on the culinary block... apple-stuffed baked apples with decadent caramel sauce spooned over top. Breakdown of Times: Prep Time: 40 minutes In-Active Prep Time:5 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes

Bake, Dessert, Eggs/Dairy, North American


Ingredients

Stuffed Apples

2 tablespoons (60 mL total) EACH packed brown sugar and unsalted butter

½ cup (125 mL) finely diced apple

1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour

¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar

1 pinch salt

¼ cup (120 mL) EACH whole (3.25%) milk and melted butter

1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla

4 large baking apples (Cortland; Honey Crisp;Braeburn;Northern Spy)

Caramel Sauce

1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar

¼ cup (60 mL) water

1 pinch salt

2 tablespoons (60 mL total) EACH unsalted butter and heavy (35% MF) cream

Directions

Stuffed Apples

1. In a small skillet set over medium heat, stir together brown sugar, unsalted butter and apples and sauté until fork-tender, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar and salt.

3. In another bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter and vanilla, then stir into flour mixture to form a batter.

4. Stir sautéed apple mixture into batter until well combined. Set aside.

5. Remove top third portion from apples. Using a teaspoon, carefully remove core and apple flesh leaving a ¼-inch-thick wall and bottom.

6. Spoon reserved batter into apples, place in a greased 9-inch square baking dish, and bake on centre rack of a preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven (177 degrees Celsius) until fork-tender, about 40 minutes. Let apples rest 10 minutes before serving.

Caramel Sauce

1. In a small saucepan set over medium-high heat, stir together sugar, water and salt, bring to a boil. Cook until water has evaporated and sugar is light golden brown, about 8 minutes. Do not stir or shake pot.

2. Remove pot from heat and whisk in butter and cream; be careful as mixture will sputter. Keep sauce warm until ready to serve.

3. To Plate: Place a warm baked apple in each of 4 dessert dishes and spoon a generous amount of caramel sauce of the top. Serve immediately.

See more: Bake, Dessert, Eggs/Dairy, North American

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