How to Make DIY Baked Apples (Recipe)

It's the time of year when we are usually enjoying the apples from our tree, using them in delicious recipes and wondering how we'll use them all up!  Unfortunately, this year was a bust, and we ended up buying all our apples from the store.

One of the recipes that I most admire (whether using our own, or store-bought) is the simple baked apple recipe from my Grandma's Danish cookbook.  It's very easy and delicious:

1. Peel and core your apples, one per person.

2.  Create a mixture of equal parts flour and brown sugar.  Then add one teaspoon of apple pie spice for every cup of mixture.

3.  Roll each apple in the mixture to cover completely.

4.  Place the apples in a baking dish, and place a spoonful of butter in the center of each.

5.  Bake at 300 degrees for 15 - 30 minutes, depending on the size of the apples and how "done" you like them to be.

Serve warm with your choice of ice cream!

Learn how to make your own baked apples with this easy and delicious cinnamon and sugar recipe! Serve with ice cream.

I chose to use Gala apples for this recipe, and it is just one of several varieties available at your local grocer.  Each apple has a different set of qualities (flavor, hardness, juiciness) that make it work well in different situations.  For example, Gala, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, and Fuji varieties are great for pie -- making them perfect for this recipe!