Best Baked Filled Apples

Best Baked Filled Apples

This homey dessert, cloyingly sweet flavor. We wanted baked apples that were tender and firm with a filling that perfectly complemented their sweet, tart flavor.

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g apples, granny smith
tbsp butter
cup brown sugar
cup dried cranberries
tbsp rollede oats
tsp zest from 1 orange
tsp cinnamon
pinch salt
cup maple syrup
up apple cider
  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Peel, core, and cut 1 apple into 1/4-inch dice. Combine 5 tablespoons of butter, brown sugar, cranberries, pecans, oats, orange zest, cinnamon, diced apple, and salt in large bowl; set aside.
  2. Shave thin slice off bottom (blossom end) of remaining 6 apples to allow them to sit flat. Cut top 1/2 inch off stem end of apples and reserve. Peel apples and use melon baller or small measuring spoon to remove 1½-inch diameter core, being careful not to cut through bottom of apple.
  3. Melt remaining tablespoon butter in 12-inch nonstick ovensafe skillet over medium heat. Once foaming subsides, add apples, stem-side down, and cook until cut surface is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Flip apples, reduce heat to low, and spoon filling inside, mounding excess filling over cavities; top with reserved apple caps. Add maple syrup and 1/3 cup cider to skillet. Transfer skillet to oven, and bake until skewer inserted into apples meets little resistance, 35 to 40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes with maple syrup mixture in skillet.
  4. Transfer apples to serving platter. Stir up to 2 tablespoons remaining cider into sauce in skillet to adjust consistency. Pour sauce over apples and serve.
Makes Servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
1.PEEL Removing entire peel keeps flesh firm. 2.CARAMELIZE Sautéing apples in butter before baking contributes richness. 3.CAP AND BAKE Capping w/ sliced-off tops shields filling from burning in oven.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving ()
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.