Baked Apples

May 15, 2020
Created by Harmons
1 hour
Serves 4
  • 4 Fuji apples
  • Filling
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup currants (optional)
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp butter, divided into 4 pieces
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Sauce
  • 1 (14 oz) can dulce de leche
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Insert an apple corer about 2/3 in center of each apple. Remove center and discard. Using a melon baller, make a cavity in each apple to allow for about 3 teaspoons filling.

To make the filling, in a bowl, add brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, currants, if using, and pecans, if using, and stir to combine. Fill 1 apple with filling until full to top over bowl of filling. Place filled apple in an 8” x 8” baking pan. Repeat with remaining apples. Place 1 piece of butter on each apple. Cover apples with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake uncovered until a paring knife easily slides in and out of apple, another 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make sauce, in a glass measuring cup, add dulce de leche, cream, and salt and stir until incorporated. Transfer to a saucepan over low heat and warm sauce. Serve with baked apples.