Sweet, plump, juicy Baked Apples that makes its own caramel sauce!! This is a terrific quick and easy dessert for assembling ahead then popping in the oven while you’re eating dinner. Just don’t forget the ice cream! Recipe video below.
1. You need to use juicy apples for this recipe as juices from the apples leach out while baking, forming part of the sauce. So if your apples aren’t that juicy, you’ll be disappointed with dry baked apples. :( I created this recipe for Modi Apples which are ideal – super juicy, great apple flavour, nice size. They’re only available at Coles here in Australia (at this stage!)
2. The thickness of the sauce at the end will be affected by how large your apples are. It’s an easy fix – if too thick, add a spoonful of hot water, if too thin, take apples out, give it a mix, pop back in oven for a minute or two to thicken.
3. Make ahead: Rub cut side of apples with lemon (stops from browning), top with Filling then set aside until ready to bake. You can even leave it overnight - but pour the cornflour water mixture around just before baking because the cornflour settles if you leave it out for ages.
4. Servings: In all honesty, I'm happy with one piece as a dessert with ice cream, but if you're a dessert monster, you might want 2 pieces! Nutrition is for 1 piece, assuming all sauce used, ice cream not included.