Autumn Baked Apples with Maple Whipped Cream

Baked apples are one of those desserts that I truly love. Throughout the year I'll get on kicks where I make baked apples several times a week, but when fall rolls around I can't resist making the kitchen smell amazing will all the warm spices of apple pie. The great thing about baked apples is they require five ingredients, minimal effort, are a great alternative for those watching their sugar intake, and always look beautiful.


Autumn baked apples with homemade maple whipped cream

Autumn Baked Apples

Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 apples


fall fresh apples ready to be baked

Ingredients:

  • 4 small to medium sized apples (gala, red delicious, ect.)

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces

  • 1 tsp. apple pie spice

  • 1 TBS. butter

  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°

  2. Using a pairing knife, remove the core of the apple, leaving the bottom intact (we don't want any filling falling out), use a spoon if necessary to dig out any seeds

  3. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, pecan pieces, and apple pie spice

  4. Place apples in a small baking dish and evenly spoon the sugar mixture into each apple

  5. Top each apple with 1/4 TBS. of butter, then pour the boiling water slowly into the bottom of your baking dish

  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until apples are soft and filling is bubbly

  7. Remove and let cool 5 minutes then top with maple whipped cream and dig in

Maple Whipped Cream

Time: 5-10 minutes

homemade maple whipped cream with vermont maple syrup

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. heavy whipping cream