Baked apples are a delicious fall treat brimming with a variety of warm spices and tantalizing textures. We use Granny Smith apples because they hold up well to baking and have a tanginess that pairs well with the sweet filling. A crunchy sweet combination of butter, brown sugar, pecans, oats, and cranberries adds textural contrast to the soft apples and the cool whipped cream.
Best Baked Apples
- 4 Granny Smith apples
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature, separated
- 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup toasted walnuts or pecans, chopped
- 2 tbsp old fashioned oats
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries, chopped
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 cup whipped cream
1) Peel apples and cut a ½” slice off the top, removing the stem. Using a spoon or melon-baller, scoop out 1-2 tbsp from core of each apple and discard. If needed, cut a thin slice off the bottom so apples sit flat. Place apples in a Suvie pan, cut-side up.
2) In a large bowl, mix together 4 tbsp softened butter, 2 tbsp packed brown sugar, ¼ cup nuts, 2 tbsp old fashioned oats, 2 tbsp chopped dried cranberries, ¼ tsp ground cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Divide mixture between apples, packing down so tops are flat.
3) Pour 1 cup apple cider into pan around the apples. Insert pan into top of Suvie, input settings, and cook now.
Suvie Cook Settings
Bottom Zone: Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes
Top Zone: Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes
4) After the apples are done cooking, allow to cool slightly, then divide between plates. Pour remaining liquid into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce liquid until thick and bubbling, about 5 minutes.
5) Pour syrup over apples (you should have about 1 tbsp per apple) and dollop with whipped cream.
Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 430, Total Fat 28g, Total Carbohydrates 45g, Total Sodium 20mg, Total Protein 3g.