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.
- 2 Honeycrisp apples
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp brown sugar, packed
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 caramels
- Vanilla ice cream (optional)
How to Make the “Bloom”
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
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!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Check out these other apple recipes for Fall! Enjoy!