Cinnamon Baked Apples
An old-fashioned comfort food starring Idaho apples and honey.
Yield 4 apples
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 35 min
Total Time 45 min
- 4 large Idaho apples (Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Rome, Golden Delicious)
- 1/4 cup local honey
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp local butter
- 1/2 cup hot water
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Wash apples and dry. Using a sharp paring knife or apple corer, cut a hole in the top of the apple (about an inch wide) to remove stem and core. Leave the bottom of the apple intact - do not cut hole all the way through. Use a small spoon to remove the seeds.
- To make the filling, combine the honey and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix until cinnamon is fully incorporated into the honey and it becomes a light brown color. Add the raisins to the honey mixture and mix well.
- Spoon the raisin filling into each apple so the hollow middle is completely filled but not overflowing. (If apples are extra large, more raisin filling may be needed.)
- Pour water into baking dish. Place the apples in the baking dish and dot each top with 1/4 tbsp butter.
- Place apples in oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, until the apples are cooked through and tender, but not mushy.
- Once the apples reach desired texture, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Baste apples with the remaining juices in the pan.
- Once cool enough to handle, remove the apples from the baking dish and serve in individual bowls. Top with local vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Choose local ice cream from Cloverleaf, Meadowgold or Farr's