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Baked Cinnamon Apple

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Another easy but fun dessert is this baked apple with a cinnamon sugar core. The tart apple flavor blends well with the familiar flavors of brown sugar and cinnamon spice.

Start off with 1 Tbs. brown sugar, 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, and a tart apple such as a Granny Smith variety. If you're preparing more than one apple, assemble a tablespoon of brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon for each apple. Using a fork, blend the cinnamon and sugar together, breaking up any lumps.


Cut the apple into eighths. Do this by cutting through the apple from one pole to the other and repeating with the halves and quarters. Take care to keep the pieces in order.


Core apple slices by cutting a wedge out of the core remaining in each slice. Also trim off the stem and flower remains (calyx).


Using one hand to hold sheet of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around the apple, position pieces in the cupped foil to form almost a whole apple (leaving two slices out).


Scoop the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture into where the core of the apple used to be. Compress the mixture as need to fit. It's okay to leave a small mound since we'll be covering it up with the remaining two slices of apple.


Place the final two pieces and wrap tightly with the aluminum foil to hold everything in place. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350°F or on a hot grill for 10 minutes to cook the apple through. Unwrap and serve with the sugar sauce remaining in the core. This is a fun treat to produce at a casual get together or BBQ since your guests can help unwrap the apples from their aluminum casings (and if they don't know the apples are filled, it makes for a nice surprise!)



Baked Cinnamon Apple
Preheat oven to 350°F (170°C)
1 Granny Smith appleslice into eighthscorereassemble and stuffwrap in aluminum foilbake 350°F (170°C) 15-20 min.
1 Tbs. (14 g) brown sugarmix
1/4 tsp. (0.5 g) ground cinnamon
Copyright 2005 Michael Chu
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On May 20, 2005 at 07:45 AM, an anonymous reader said...
now this is clever.

I wonder if you could do something similar by quartering a slightly underripe peach/nectarine.

I really like the idea of precutting the fuit, coring it and droping a suprise in the middle.

Might you be able to do something with cold fruits as well? Such as cutting an apple in half, gutting it with a mellon baller and filling it with ice cream. (maybe some gummy worms?)

Actually what I may do, for this passover, is to cut an apple across it's width, twoards the top, and hollow it out, then fill it with charoset (or alternatively a waldorf)

In general it seems like a nice way to serve chutneys and salads.


On May 20, 2005 at 07:46 AM, snekse_repost (guest) said...
Interesting. I've seen this done before by coring the apple, but never by cutting it first.


On May 20, 2005 at 07:46 AM, an anonymous reader said...
Use apple corer fill with mix of brown sugar, cinnamon and raisins.

microwave for 5 mins more or less depending on the size & density of apple. serve with vanilla ice cream.


On May 20, 2005 at 07:47 AM, eiresicilia (guest) said...
add raisins to filling, very yummy

to make in microwave use applecorer and fill hole
microwave until bubbly serve over vanilla ice cream


On May 20, 2005 at 07:47 AM, sasho (guest) said...
What about the BUTTER?! You MUST have butter with it! :):)


On May 20, 2005 at 07:47 AM, Stacey (guest) said...
so simple...i think i might even be able to do this...maybe


On May 20, 2005 at 07:48 AM, lightme (guest) said...
Looks delicious, ill be expetcing more articles on this so good blog

Maybe you can't try whit a fruit salad over this apples :D


On May 20, 2005 at 07:48 AM, Aurorealis (guest) said...
I must say, the way you diagram the recipies in a table is awesome!


On May 20, 2005 at 07:48 AM, Danyel (guest) said...
mmmmmmm. those apples look good.

question: am I the only person who read the title of this blog at first as "cooking for foreigners"? : )


On May 20, 2005 at 07:49 AM, Sammy (guest) said...
This post took me right back into my childhood...mmn...cinnamon apples!


On May 20, 2005 at 07:49 AM, an anonymous reader said...
Made this tonite and my gang at home loved it. I would recommend it Just for the wonderful smell.

Many Thanks


On May 20, 2005 at 07:49 AM, ke (guest) said...
I can't wait to try this. I love this site so much!


On May 20, 2005 at 07:50 AM, kevin (guest) said...
simple and delicious.
i made three for a BBQ at my flat and they were popular. it would be nice if they were a little cleaner to eat, i got all stickey fingered, but i think ill make them again next BBQ around.


On May 20, 2005 at 07:50 AM, Trizor (guest) said...
One thing I'd like to try is a pear hollowed out and filled with gorgonzola and walnuts and pecans.

With a Port.


On August 10, 2005 at 08:07 AM, an anonymous reader said...
I found a site you might be interested in. Grace Christian School


On August 23, 2005 at 11:02 PM, an anonymous reader said...
Even faster and easier - core a whole apple - put a tsp of butter, a T of sugar and a 1/2tsp of sugar into the core with apples in a shallow baking dish (like a pie plate) bake at 325 for 30 min. serve and eat.


On September 25, 2005 at 06:50 PM, an anonymous reader said...
Subject: new twist on a good idea
I have an apple tree in my backyard full of tart apples, wondering what to do with them. I am not an engineer but I love to cook. My finace loves to grill things, and I think I will try this today.
To the author of this site.... you are a very creative person- kodos-
thanks for helpin'. B)


On October 09, 2005 at 11:35 PM, pete (guest) said...
quick oats work well in them too.


On December 05, 2005 at 12:09 AM, an anonymous reader said...
Subject: Baked apple
This is a delicious and easy-to-prepare treat!

By the way, I love your blog.


On April 21, 2006 at 07:11 AM, james hinnan t(guest) (guest) said...
Subject: boy scout handbook
the boy scout handbook has a similar recipe, with a cored apple filled with Redhot candies, cooked over a campfire.


On June 29, 2006 at 04:57 PM, ChefRonnie (guest) said...
Subject: Bakes Apples
As a variation on the baked apple theme,

1. Slice the top off the apples.
2. Hollow out core and some flesh with the small end of a melon baller. Do not break out at the bottom of the apple - leave a good half-inch. Make sure you get all the pips and hard bits.
3. Fill with butter, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, brown sugar, butter, raisins, sugared chopped dates, etc. be inventive.
4. Spray aerosol butter on the top and on the sides of apple,
5. Roll lid and apple carefully in white granulated sugar.
6. Bake at 375F.
7. When the outside of the apple has caramelised, remove and serve with English custard.

Pardon my slurps!

Chef Ronnie


On October 08, 2006 at 01:31 PM, an anonymous reader said...
Subject: For additional "substance"
For a twist: try sauteeing some really good sausage, dfrain well mix with brown sugar or whatever spices you prefer.

cover with foil, bake, and serve with cheese available as an added topping if desired by individual tastes.


On January 19, 2007 at 08:12 PM, an anonymous reader said...
Subject: tastey
Tastey and incredibly easy. My father used to make the same thing when I was a kid, but he used the cored apple technique (mentioned by several others).

I am unusually slow when it comes to prep work, but I almost had the entire dessert ready for the oven before it even finished pre-heating! A definite do-again.


On August 11, 2007 at 05:23 AM, bbarrick (guest) said...
Subject: baked apples
a little lemon wouldn't hurt!


On September 13, 2007 at 04:07 PM, an anonymous reader said...
I've done something similar with pears, and with a pastry crust instead of foil. Very nice with a scoop of ice cream.


On October 01, 2007 at 11:17 PM, WillieWonker (guest) said...
Subject: Awsome and easy :-)
Man my kids and wife loved it. So I used it at my block party and it went faster than any other desert brought to the event. So delicous :P yet so minimalist, and easy. two thumbs up


On November 14, 2007 at 03:58 PM, L. (guest) said...
Subject: For camping trips - baked apples on a stick
For camping trips, each person puts a stick into an apple. Hold the apple over the fire to cook until the peel comes off easily. Remove the peel (keeping the apple on the stick) and roll the apple in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. The cinnamon and brown sugar will stick to the warmed and juicy apple. Cook over the fire, let cool a bit, and enjoy.

I think this is a great site. Thank you for all the good ideas.


On February 15, 2008 at 06:00 AM, Becky (guest) said...
Subject: Delicious!
I was looking for a simple apple dessert, and stumbled upon this. I tried it, having everything necessary in the house, and I must say, it is absolutely delicious.
I did have to bake it a bit longer, about 25 minutes before the apple was cooked through, but this was probably just because I got bigger apples. =)

Love your site, and will definitely be back for other recipe ideas!


On May 08, 2008 at 05:13 PM, alismommy (guest) said...
Subject: Can we BBQ them
Is there a way to BBQ the apples? Perhaps wrapped in foil?? Has anyone tried it this way?


On April 12, 2009 at 08:47 AM, BigJayL said...
Yes, to BBQ/GRILL you wrap them in foil, just as suggested in the directions, and cook for ten minutes, or until slightly soft. I suggest rotating/flipping them once. I also add just a 1/8" slice of butter into the center of each when I grill them, as I find they come out a bit richer. Personal choice though.


On July 12, 2009 at 04:28 AM, Guest (guest) said...
Subject: Baking time for multiple apples
If I am baking more than one apple, should I increase the time I bake them? If so, how many minutes would I increase bake time per apple?


On October 27, 2010 at 08:42 PM, JoeCook (guest) said...
Subject: Baked Apples
I'm now officially in an Autumnal mood. Thanks for the baked apple recipe!

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