Baked apples are delicious at any time of the year, but they are incredible in the fall during harvest when apples are abundant, fresh, and loaded with flavor. I usually make them up on weekends as a dessert or treat. They are especially suited for the Holidays. The combination of sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, and raisins makes these baked apples out of this world.
You can use just about any apple for this recipe, but I prefer Fuji apples. They are crisp, sweet, and delicious. If you don’t have an apple corer, I have described a method to remove the cores below. You can adjust the cinnamon according to your liking. I’m a cinnamon lover, so I like it fairly strong. Both the raisins and walnuts are optional, but they really add a nice touch. Fifty minutes is a perfect baking time as the apples are not too crisp and not too mushy when they come out of the oven. If you want them a little mushier, you can increase the baking time by 10 minutes or so. The opposite holds true it you want them a little crispier.
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- 5 medium apples (any kind)
- 2 tsp of butter
- 1/4 cup of walnuts, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup of raisins
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 3/4 cup of water
- Yield: 5
- Time: 1 hour
- Level: Easy
- Cuisine: British
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- Add the sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and 1/2 cup of walnuts to a mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
- Preheat your oven to 375 Degrees F.
- Remove the core by using an apple corer. You can use a paring knife and cut the core out, as well. Next, poke the knife straight down at the outside edge of where you have removed the core until it comes about 1/2 to 3/4’s of an inch from the bottom. Cut around the circle and remove the piece of apple. Use a small spoon to remove the seed and scrape around the edges to form a well.
- Using a spoon, scoop up some of the cinnamon mixture and fill the well. Pack it down as you go. Fill the apple 1/2 inch from the top and put a small wedge of butter on top of the filling.
- Put the apples on a baking tray and pour the water into the bottom of the tray. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of walnuts over the butter. Place the apples in the oven and allow them to bake for 50 minutes.
- Remove the apples from the oven, allow them to cool a little, and serve.
- Enjoy your delicious baked apples.