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October 13th, 2011 · 19 Comments · Baking and Sweets

If you present one of these baked caramel apples as an afterschool snack, don’t you think you are off the hook for just about everything else…all month long?

Baked Apples with Caramel

Heat oven to 425°F. Remove stems from your apples. (I used Empire here; you want an apple that can hold its shape under heat — Granny Smiths, Romes, Winesaps, Golden Delicious) Using a paring knife, cut about a half inch into the apple around where the stem was and remove the fruit. Using an apple corer, remove the core, without poking all the way through to the bottom. Using the same knife, cut a little belt, about 1/8 inch deep, all the way around the middle of the apple. Sprinkle the cores of your apples with cinnamon and brush the top with melted butter. Bake for 45 minutes. (Keep an eye on them as they bake — they may take less or more time depending on variety and size.) Drizzle with caramel sauce.

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  • 1 raina // Oct 13, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    That looks really good right now. My mom used to bake me apples with just cinnamon and sometimes maple syrup.

  • 2 Lindsay // Oct 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    One would think that. On the other hand, such an apple could lead to inflated expectations every other day of the month.

  • 3 fettucini alfredo // Oct 13, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Well,it’s another way of eating you apple so I think it’s okay anyway. I’ve also tried it with cinnamon. And I loved it.

  • 4 melanie // Oct 13, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Oh, baked apples, yum! But caramel sauce takes it right over the top, I think. What a fabulous idea.

  • 5 Rachel // Oct 13, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Baked apples as an after school snack? Who are you? Supermom? Looks fabulous.

  • 6 Mary Beth // Oct 14, 2011 at 12:10 am

    I read your newsletter. Did I win the Inmod teak bowl? These apples look delicious. I love the TJ’s salted caramel sauce!

  • 7 Michelle // Oct 14, 2011 at 12:22 am

    TJ’s caramel sauce is my fave.

  • 8 Amanda // Oct 14, 2011 at 12:23 am

    That caramel sauce is amazing. It almost never makes it onto anything though because I am constantly sneaking a spoonful every time I open the fridge door.

  • 9 Asmita // Oct 14, 2011 at 2:39 am

    that does look nice. but do I make caramel sauce??

  • 10 AnneL // Oct 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Oh…. I’m buying TJ’s salted caramel sauce and making these this weekend!

  • 11 Jenny // Oct 14, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Asmita. This is how I made caramel sauce: I bought it at Trader Joe’s. You can also find a recipe here:

  • 12 Cecilia Madden // Oct 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    oh you’re kidding…this was just what i needed to find today. i’ll be making these this weekend for sure!

  • 13 Jennifer Bailey // Oct 14, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I read your newsletter. Do I win the Inmod Teak Bowl?

  • 14 Jennifer Bailey // Oct 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    What does the “little belt” do for the apple? Is it really directly around the middle…the photo almost looks like it is more of a spiral…? Looks delicious.

  • 15 Melissa@Julia's Bookbag // Oct 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    It’s official — my autumnal experience will not be complete until THIS IS IN MY TUMMY!

  • 16 Andrea // Oct 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    This looks delicious. I read your newsletter. Do I win the Inmod Teak Bowl?

  • 17 michelle // Oct 15, 2011 at 12:37 am

    These look utterly scrumptious!

  • 18 AnneL // Oct 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Made these for dessert with salted caramel ice cream from the farmer’s market. And finally made with pork ragu and the consensus among my entire family is that it was one of the best dinners we have ever had.

  • 19 Kristen // Oct 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Looks spectacular! I’m always looking for a fresh way to serve apples. :)

    “I read your newsletter. Do I win the Inmod Teak Bowl?” :) TIA!

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