How To Make The Best Baked Apples In Your Own Home

best baked apples

If you love apples and want to eat them more often, you’re in luck because there is no shortage of delicious apples for you to snack on during the winter months. There is no single type of apple that is more enjoyable than the particular apple that is juicy and tart and just waiting to be eaten. Some prefer the Granny Smiths, Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Fuji, while others prefer the Delicious, Sunflower Apple, and the Fuji variety. The choice is all yours, but which one you choose will depend on your personal preference and the demands of your body.

Best Baked Apples 

Baked Apples

There are three types of apples that are best for baking – crisp apples, soft apples, and crisp pears. The apples that are crisp and have a high degree of acidic content are the ones you want to use when baking your best-baked apples. These are the apples that have a pleasant natural sweetness and are very good at controlling the spread of acid within the apple. These are the apples that are usually dipped into honey or salted butter for a sweet taste. The soft apple is one that has more flavor from the filling, and the natural sweetness comes from the skin and not the seeds.

Making Process

Baked Apples

To make the best-baked apples bake, you will want to take your favorite apples and applesauce and mix it together until smooth. If you are using applesauce for the applesauce, you can add a little sugar, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, or licorice. You want to take the apples out of their skins and put them into a mixing bowl, and add all the ingredients for the topping. Once all the ingredients are combined and mixed, you will want to add a tablespoon of lemon juice to the mixture to enhance the overall taste of the apple. Allow the apples to soak for about five minutes to allow the juices to begin to permeate the skin of the apples and create a smooth, delicious, and satisfying dessert.

To bake the apples using your oven, you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees and add a quarter cup of butter and mix the sugar, molasses, and cinnamon into the butter. Place your mixture into your preheated oven and cook for about thirty minutes or until the apples are almost dry. When you remove them from the oven, they should be crisp.

Your best-baked apples can be served with some homemade caramel sauce sprinkled over them. You can also add a spoonful of grated or shredded ice cream to the mix as well. If you like it cold, you can place the dessert in a bowl of chilled ice cream. Once the dessert is cold, you can put it into an oven or pot and continue to serve it warm.

Things To Consider

To make the caramel sauce, you will need four apples, one each from two different varieties, and half a cup of water. Bring all these ingredients to a boil over low heat and cook for approximately thirty minutes. After which, remove your apples and place them into a large pan filled with half a cup of water. Allow the apples to boil, and then turn the lid on top of the pan. Allow the apples to steam for another thirty minutes or until they are soft enough to break their layers.

In order to make the best-baked apples, you will need to cut them into small pieces. This is a very important step. If you slice them too large, they will be too watery and soft within only a few minutes. You will want to slice them in half, but still, keep some large pieces within the apple to add flavor and moistness. It is also important that you allow the apples to boil for at least thirty minutes to ensure that the apples have enough time to tenderize before you fill your pastry case with the filling fully.

Bottom Line

If you follow this recipe exactly as written, you should end up with apples that are firm and sweet but not dry. They should still have a delicious flavor and moist texture. Best of all, this recipe makes it easy to prepare and only requires a few ingredients that are easily available at any grocery store. Best of all, this recipe can be frozen and then stored in an airtight container for up to three weeks, perfect for those long weeks of winter when you want to enjoy fresh-baked apples.

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