Fall in Full Bloom

What’s not to love about Fall? The weather, the bold colors and best of all, the food!

Growing up I remember going to my Memaw’s house to pick the apples from her 15 apple trees that perfectly lined her front yard. Pawpaw would bring out the tractor and my cousins and I would climb in the bucket to be raised up in reach of the highest apple. Memaw would cut the apples into slices. Some would be dried on the front porch and the rest would be frozen to enjoy throughout the year.

This year, just like in years past, I have tried to incorporate apples into everything; Recipes, decorating…the list goes on.  They are just so beautiful and delicious.

In my journey to become “better in the kitchen”, I found a Bloomin’ Baked Apple recipe on Pinterest and had to test it out. I went to my local Walmart to buy the freshest apples and ingredients to make this yummy treat.

Blooming Apples

Ingredients:

  • 2 Honeycrisp apples
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 caramels
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Instructions:

How to Make the “Bloom”

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Cut off the top of the apple about 1/4 of the way

Scoop out the core

Make two circular cuts around the center

Turn over the apple and make narrow cuts around the outside

The Baking Part

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Put two caramels in the center of each apple

Place in an oven-safe dish

Heat the butter and brown sugar for 30 seconds in the microwave

Stir and heat again as needed

Stir in flour and cinnamon

Pour over top of the apples

Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes

Serve with ice cream for the perfect treat!

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Check out these other apple recipes for Fall! Enjoy!

caramel apple cookies

cider

cinnmon roll