Cardamom Baked Apples

October 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

That’s it, you’ve been apple picking and you’ve got a bushel of apples to use before they go bad; you’ve made applesauce, apple pie and apple butter and then more applesauce and more pie. You have a few last survivors slowly wilting in the fruit basket. You don’t feel like peeling, cutting or rolling dough…just bake your apples; it is amazing how a little  sugar and spice will make everything nice!!

Sweettablescapes got this recipe out of Cosmo Magazine but it was originally printed in “Radically Simple” by Rozanne Gold. Simple it is,  with a minimal ingredient list and most of all, minimal labor. Once you’ve cored the apples, you’re practically home free. And the result is that perfect fall combination of soft, sweet and spiced-up apple. Top it with some whipped cream or a scoop of ice-cream and you’ll be totally content!!

You’ll need:

4 large apples

3 TBsp sugar

1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom

1/2 cup apple butter

1 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 cup apple cider

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425F

Core the apples;

IMG_4675Stir together the sugar and cardamom and put 1 tsp in the cavity of each apple.

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Fill to the top with apple butter.

Top each with a slice of butter and the remaining cardamom sugar.

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Arrange the apples in a pie dish and pour the cider around them.

IMG_4681Bake 50 minutes, until soft. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the apples to 4 serving plates. transfer the pan juices to a saucepan and boil until reduced slightly, 2 minutes.

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Pour juice around the apples.

Finish them off with a spoonful of whipped cream or ice-cream!

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