Baked apples brings out the sweetness of the fruit. Add butter, honey, and dress up with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or ice cream.
This is a great way of using up apples that are a little sharp, or acidic, to eat fresh.
Cooking time is approximately 20 minutes. With appropriate supervision for cutting the apples, baking apples is a good way of introducing young children to cooking.
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If growing your own apples, baking apples is a good way to enjoy those that are a little too acidic to eat fresh. The apples are very quick to prepare. Remove the stalk, cut in half, and carefully remove the core. The old flower head should be removed too.
Press some butter in the hollow created in the middle of the apple, and then drizzle some honey over the top. Place the apple halves on some foil and wrap up to prevent air escaping, being careful to avoid tipping over the apple halves.
Baking time is approximately 20 to 25 minutes – you can test softness with a cocktail stick. If they feel hard, return to the oven for a few minutes more.
Ice cream or whipped cream goes really well with the apples.
An alternative method is to bake whole apples, starting by removing the old flower head. Scoring around the circumference of the apple with a knife can help prevent the skin splitting. Remove the stalk and then dig down into the apple to remove the core, but without cutting all the way down to the other side.
As for the apple half method, fill the well you have created with butter and honey. Cooking time will be approximately the same, but test for softness as before.