Stir up a little fun the fall with this Baked Apple Tornado recipe! This spiral apple drizzled with caramel is a delicious twist on the classic baked apple.
I’ve seen recipes for Potato Tornados and thought why should potatoes have all the fun. So, I decided to make an apple version, just in time for fall baking. Like my Bloomin’ Baked Apple, this Baked Apple Tornado is a fun way to enjoy baked apples.
To make this baked apple tornado, I searched my local grocery store for the smallest apples I could find. The ones I ended up using are called SweetTango, but feel free to use whichever apples you prefer.
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How To Make A Baked Apple Tornado
Start by removing the core of an apple and cutting in a spiral shape. I used my apple peeler, slicer, and corer with the peeling device disabled.
If you don’t have one of these handy kitchen tools, you try to slice the apple by hand or use another spiral slicer, but keep in the mind the cooking time will change depending on the thickness of the apple slices.
Bonus Tip: Kids LOVE using the apple peeler, slicer, and corer, so let them give a whirl! When my kids were younger, they would pull it out when they wanted to eat apples. The same ‘ole apples seem totally different when sliced this way.
Push a kabob skewer through all of the slices of the apple and gently separate the slices without breaking them.
Sprinkle the slices with cinnamon and sugar, turning to get all sides.
Place the skewer on a loaf pan and bake at 400° for about 20 minutes. If baking several apple tornados, you can line the skewers up across the long sides of the pan.
Gently remove the skewer, arrange the apple tornado on a plate, add whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce. This Baked Apple Tornado is so much fun for fall! It’s like a deconstructed apple pie…without the crust.
- Remove the core of the apple and slice it into a spiral shape, using a kitchen tool for the slicing, when possible.
- Push a kabob skewer through all of the slices of the apple and gently separate the slices without breaking them.
- Mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle it on the apple tornado, turning to get all sides and in between.
- Place the skewer on a loaf pan and bake at 400° for about 20 minutes. (Baking times will vary depending on the type of apple, the size of the apple and the thickness of the slices.)
- Gently remove the skewer, arrange the apple tornado on a plate, add whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.
Hungry for more? Try these apple recipes for fall: