If you're anything like me, you love this time of year when you can pick your own apples. I mean, there's truly nothing better than going to a orchard and handpicking your favorite apple varieties, which means you're spending an arm and a leg on maybe 10 apples, but hey, it's about making core memories right?! When you don't want to make apple pie, make these brown sugar baked apples, which is a whole lot easier than making an entire pie.
I love apples. I love making apple cider sangria, I love making french toast with them, and they're delicious as a snack. Apples are one of those fruits that is great all year long, and goes with many different recipe ideas. What I love most about this particular recipe is that it only takes three ingredients and is great for a breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Glad you asked! So, the technique for making these apples is considered "hasselback" slicing. It's a technique that asks for very thin knife strokes, but only slicing 3/4 of the way through the apple. It resembles fanning, and it makes the apples super tender, also allowing the brown sugar and honey to seep into the nooks of the apple.
This recipe is so easy you'll only need a few items from start to finish:
There are a few apples that are better for baking, such as jonagold, honeycrisp, and pink lady. However, I always have gala or envy on hand. You absolutely do NOT have to run out and buy specific apples for this recipe, whatever you have in the house will work great!
This recipe is one of my favorites because it doesn't ask for any crazy ingredients, or make you run to several stores to find one particular ingredient you'll use once. Instead, you'll need:
In order to make these brown sugar baked apples, you'll follow very simple directions. You'll be smiling from ear to ear while eating in no time!
If you want to try this on other fruits, I say go for it! Swap out the apples for:
Or even some squash such as acorn, delicata, or butternut. No matter the fruit or veggie, this recipe is for the books.
Pair these yummy apples with a delicious dinner to impress your guests!
Have a lot of leftover apples after all that apple picking? This is the best recipe for this exact occasion. These brown sugar baked apples are excellent for any anytime snack, or throw some fresh whipped cream on top and it's a unique take on apple pie for Thanksgiving. Either way, it's delish and you need to make it.
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