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Blooming apples. Just let that name roll off your tongue. Doesn’t it sound gorgeous? These apples are pretty from stem to core (and we don’t even use those parts!) Anytime you want to make a dainty dessert to impress your friends and family you should turn your eyes towards this recipe. These apples not only look amazing but they taste super succulent. I cannot stress enough how good this desserty dish is and how much you’re going to enjoy it 🙂
Check out what my pals over at The Gunny Sack had to say about this amazing blooming apple recipe:
Every year we wait for the fall and apple season to come around! Growing up, we had an apple tree in our backyard. I remember my grandmother coming over to help my mom freeze apples. We had an apple peeler/corer that was a big help. My mom froze the apples for pie filling. All winter long we would have delicious, homemade apple desserts. This year, we are already enjoying the apple season. The bottom drawer of our fridge is full of apples. Vanessa is excited because she got her braces off and can easily eat apples this fall! I used some of our apples to make these delicious Bloomin’ Baked Apples. This was my first time making baked apples and I am so excited not only about how tasty they were but also about how easy they were to make.”
2 Honeycrisp apples (or other crisp apples)
2 tbsp Land O Lakes butter
3 tbsp Domino brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp Gold Medal flour
1 tsp McCormick cinnamon
Optional toppings: vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Slice off the top ¼ to ⅓ of the apples. Scoop out the core with a melon baller or stainless steel measuring spoon.
Use a thin paring knife to make two, deep circular cuts around the center of the apple. Next, turn the apple over and make narrow cuts all the way around the apple. Flip it back over and you can see all of the cuts.
Place the apples in an oven safe dish and put two caramels into the center of each apple.
Heat butter and brown sugar in the microwave for 30 second, stir and continue heating for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir in flour and cinnamon. Divide the mixture over the top of the two sliced apples.
Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes. (Check apples after 25 minutes and continue cooking until tender. Some apples can take 45 min to 1 hour to soften.)
Remove from the oven and use a large spoon to move the apples into bowls.
Top with a scoop of ice cream, drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with cinnamon. The ice cream will cause the caramel in the center to harden so eat quickly or put the ice cream scoop on the side.
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Quick Tip: If you don’t want to use ice cream as a topping, consider using Cool Whip!
Thank you to The Gunny Sack for this awesome recipe.