17 October, 2015

Baked Apples

Baked apples are a pretty common dessert this time of the year as the harvest comes around and people start craving warming spices (and the warmth from turning on their oven...). There are a lot of ways to make baked apples, but I got this idea from The Outcast of Redwall, when Sunflash was teaching the cook at Salamadastron what is good food:

"See this apple? Stuff the corehole with candied chestnuts and a dribble with honey, bake it in the oven, then serve it piping hot with meadowcream."

So that's just what I did. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did.

Baked Apples

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Total time: 1 hour

Yield: 8 servings


  • 4 apples of your favorite type (I used Ida Reds)
  • 8 chestnuts (I found peel, roasted chestnuts in the Kosher section of my supermarket)
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Wash the apples thoroughly, then cut them horizontally in half, so you have a stem half and a bottom half.
  3. Using a melon baller or a strong spoon, scoop out the core and seeds from the center of each apple.
  4. Place the apples in a baking dish -- any size that will hold all of your apples.
  5. Chop the chestnuts roughly, then fill each hole with a drop of honey and the chestnuts.
  6. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon.
  7. Wrap the dish in aluminum foil. 
  8. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until soft and fragrant.
  9. Serve hot and, if desired, topped with meadowcream.

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