Caramel apples. There’s nothing quite like them. Kids go crazy over them, and so do the grown-ups too. Maybe the reason they’re so good is the sweet tartness of the apples cuts through the salty-sweet and sometimes cloying taste of caramels. They balance each other. And you can make a baked caramel apple in under ten minutes with a microwave, too.
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Making a baked caramel apple using this recipe is very easy. You just need to cut and core the apple, place a piece of caramel candy in the center and bake it in the microwave for a few minutes until the apple is tender, topped with a cinnamon and sugar mix. Almost-instant dessert, a quick and easy recipe from Tonia of TheGunnySack.com.
2 Honeycrisp apples (or other crisp apples)
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
Optional toppings: vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- To get the blooming apple look, you need to cut the apples. Slice off the top ¼ to ⅓ of the apples. Scoop out the core. I don’t have an apple corer so I used my metal ½ teaspoon measuring spoon. Then, use a thin knife to make two, deep circular cuts around the center of the apple. Next, turn the apple over and make narrow cuts all the way around the apple. Flip it back over and you can see all of the cuts.
- Place the apples in an oven safe dish and put two caramels into the center of each apple.
- Heat butter and brown sugar in the microwave for 30 second, stir and continue heating for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir in flour and cinnamon. Divide the mixture over the top of the two sliced apples.
- Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes. (Check apples after 25 minutes and continue cooking until tender. Some apples can take 45 min to 1 hour to soften.)
- Remove from the oven and use a large spoon to move the apples into bowls.
- Top with a scoop of ice cream, drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with cinnamon. The ice cream will cause the caramel in the center to harden so eat quickly or put the ice cream scoop on the side.
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