For dessert, Frank and Christina made this Brown Sugar Baked Apples for the South Arm Cooking Club for seniors. This recipe is adapted from Bon Appetit and it serves 8. We used Gala apple for this recipe.
For this recipe, we’ll need apples which are suitable for baking. It must be able to hold it’s shape and will not turn mushy and becomes a sauce. Some of the apples that are good for baking are Jonagold, Fuji, and Pink Lady which names that I’m familiar with. McIntosh and Cortland are examples of apples which will turn mushy when cooked.
This Brown Sugar Baked Apples is sweet and cinnamony. Cinnamon gives any dessert a very inviting aroma. Someone once told me that if you have a open house to sell your home, simply boiled a couple cinnamon sticks in some water and this creates a natural refresher in your home.
- 8 baking apples
- 1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup water
- chilled whipping cream (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F.