Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
This comes from my Hungry Girl cookbook, these are my personal changes - i prefer slicing the apples before baking, and i also use Gala apples (since that's what I normally eat), and i used enough soda to cover the apples (more than 12 oz.), so adapt to your preferences :-)
- 4 apples (medium, Rome)
- 12 ounces diet black cherry soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon artificial sweetener (splenda)
- 1 dash cinnamon
- core apples, place in casserole dish.
- pour soda over apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and splenda.
- bake at 375 for 45 minutes (until apples are tender).
- can be served warm, hot, or cold.
So I adapted this a bit based on what I had on hand. Perhaps I shouldn't be rating this since I did change it up a bit but the stars are for such a great idea! I used pears instead of apples, and regular wild cherry pepsi. I also just used a cinnamon/sugar mix rather than the artificial sweetener. I baked it a bit longer so the sugar caramelized a bit on the pears and the pepsi became a syrup. Served with vanilla bean ice cream. Super yummy and made the house smell WONDERFUL!
Baked apples have always been a favorite of mine, I can remember my Mother making when I was a child. These were easy to make and oh so good. Thanks for posting this recipe. Made for PAC Fall 2009.
This was a delicious guilt-free dessert. I followed your recommendation and sliced the apples but left the skin on to give the apples some additional texture. I used Granny Smiths which gave a nice balance to the sweetness of the soda and splenda. I used Black Cherry Fresca and Brown Sugar Splenda. After 45 minutes the apples were tender and not too mushy. This dish was wonderful topped with Cool Whip. I know I'll be making this again soon. Thank you so much for posting! Reviewed for PAC - Spring '09.