Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
Another easy but fun dessert is this baked apple with a cinnamon sugar core. The tart apple flavor blends well with the familiar flavors of brown sugar and cinnamon. This is a fun treat to produce at a casual get together or BBQ since your guests can help unwrap the apples from their aluminum casings (and if they don't know the apples are filled, it makes for a nice surprise!)
- If you're preparing more than one apple, assemble a tablespoon of brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon for each apple.
- Using a fork, blend the cinnamon and sugar together, breaking up any lumps.
- Cut the apple into eighths.
- Do this by cutting through the apple from one pole to the other and repeating with the halves and quarters.
- Take care to keep the pieces in order.
- Core apple slices by cutting a wedge out of the core remaining in each slice.
- Using one hand to hold sheet of aluminum foil large enough to wrap around the apple, position pieces in the cupped foil to form almost a whole apple (leaving two slices out).
- Scoop the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture into where the core of the apple used to be.
- Compress the mixture as need to fit.
- It's okay to leave a small mound since we'll be covering it up with the remaining two slices of apple.
- Place the final two pieces and wrap tightly with the aluminum foil to hold everything in place.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees or on a hot grill for 10 minutes to cook the apple through.
- Unwrap and serve with the sugar sauce remaining in the core.