3 Tasty Cooked Apple Recipes
Autumn is the best time to enjoy apples. They're easy to find, often inexpensive and literally ripe for the picking. However, chopping away at a fresh apple can get boring after a while. Instead, why not take a peck or bushel of these fall fruits into the kitchen and whip up a delicious baked treat? Here are a few fall favorite baked apples snacks you can make at home.
1. Baked Stuffed Apples
You've probably heard of stuffed peppers or mushrooms, but what about stuffed apples? Stuffed apples are just as easy to make and can be a great festive treat. However, instead of packing these fruits with savory ingredients like cheese, you fill these apples with sweet spices and ingredients. Try out this recipe at home:
- 4 apples
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 dash nutmeg
- 1 dash cloves
- Your blender.
Scoop out the core area of your apple from the top with a spoon or ice cream scoop. Ensure you leave the bottom on this as well, while scooping out the stem and seeds.
"Feel free to get creative with this recipe to customize it to your preferences."
Mix all ingredients other than the apples together in your blender. PULSE until combined thoroughly. Divide this mixture into fourths and scoop into the well of each apple. Bake the apples in a glass pan at 375 degrees. Feel free dust the top with cinnamon.
Bake for about 15 minutes until apples are soft and sugar has caramelized. Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and a spoon in a bowl.
Feel free to get creative with this recipe to customize it to your preferences. Add cream cheese, walnuts or anything else you can imagine.
2. Roaster Oven Applesauce
Forget that tart applesauce from the can. Make it at home in your roaster oven where you can roast in stronger, deeper flavors for a more complex and sweet treat that children and parents alike will love. You can make applesauce with different types of apples, so here are the basics that you need to know to get started.
- Wash, peel, core and slice your apples.
- Roast the sliced apples in your roaster oven at 350 degrees. This will let them get soft and release their natural juices. Roast them with sugar and for a longer time for varying flavors. You can even toss the apples in butter and sugar before roasting for a very rich flavor.
- Add water and continue cooking to evaporate the water and get the apples as mushy as possible.
- Pour your apple mix into your blender's food processor compartment. BLEND until your mixture is smooth. Feel free to add cinnamon, sugar or other spices to taste at this point.
- You now have roasted apple sauce. Eat it now or can it for later.
3. Fried Apples
Apples are a delicious treat on their own, but if you add a little heat and butter, they transform into a completely different treat. All you need to do to fry apples is combine sliced apples, butter and sugar in a frying pan over heat along with cinnamon and spices. It may be easy to make, but everyone will love the tasty treat when it's served to them.