How to bake apples in the oven?
Delicate and fragrant baked apples - many people remember their taste since childhood. Even an inexperienced hostess can cook a treat that can equally be a fruit lure for toddlers and an exquisite restaurant dessert. Just read our tips once how to bake apples in the oven, and you will understand how easy it is.
How to choose apples for baking?
Not all apples are suitable for baking. The first thing you should pay attention to when choosing apples is their color. The best apples are green, as a last resort, light yellow, with dense, crispy, sweet and sour pulp. “Antonovka” is preferable among domestic varieties, and “Granny Smith” variety is preferred from foreign ones. To ensure that apples baked in the oven retain their beautiful shape, use slightly unripe fruits. Pick apples of the same size, then they will all be ready at the same time. Fruits should be free of stains, mechanical damage and wormholes.
Selected apples should be well washed and dried.Then, in each apple from the side of the tail, we cut a pulp cone using a special tool or a teaspoon. Remove the tail, and with delicate movements deepen the hole, scrubbing the seed box. Be careful not to cut through the apple. If you did everything right, you should have an apple "bowl" consisting of a peel and pure pulp.
Prepared apples are placed in a baking dish with holes up, put in an oven preheated to 180 * C and baked at medium temperature until cooked, which can be determined as follows. In ready-made apples, the rind is shriveled and slightly cracked, and the flesh is easily pierced with a wooden toothpick. There is no exact indication of how much to bake apples in the oven, because everything depends on the type and size of apples. On average, apples are cooked 15 - 20 minutes.
Now that you already understand all the basic rules for cooking baked apples, it's time to go directly to the recipes for making this tasty and, undoubtedly, healthy dessert.
Baked Apple Recipes
Apples, baked with cottage cheese and raisins
Curd cheese is good to grind to complete homogeneity, beat it with sour cream and sugar into a fluffy mass, add vanilla sugar and washed raisins. Mix well again and fill this mixture with apples prepared as described above. Products take in arbitrary proportions, focusing on your own taste. Next, bake the apples in a thick-walled form in accordance with the basic rules of cooking.
Apples, Baked with Berries and Honey
Prepare apples at the rate of two per serving. Fill the grooves with a mixture of fresh raspberries and blueberries, fill the berries with honey and bake according to the basic recipe.
Apples Baked with Honey and Nuts
Take your favorite nuts - walnuts, cedar, peanuts or almonds and chop them into pieces (cedar can be left whole). Put a small piece of butter on the bottom of each apple "bowl", fill it with nuts, and fill it with honey. If the dessert is intended for adults, then it is possible to add a coffee spoon of brandy to each apple for flavor and piquancy of taste. Bake apples according to the general rules.
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Apples baked in the oven with rowan.
The taste of this dessert is somewhat unusual, but you should definitely try it. Select ripe, even, large rowan berries, sprinkle them with sugar in a ratio of 1: 1 and fill this mixture with apples. Next, bake them according to the basic recipe.