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Bloomin' Baked Apples taste like apple pie with an ooey, gooey caramel center! This is an easy dessert recipe for fall and it's made with Honeycrisp apples.
Bloomin’ Baked Apples Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Servings: 2
Author: The Gunny Sack
Ingredients
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples or other crisp apples
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar packed
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 caramels
  • Optional toppings: vanilla ice cream caramel sauce, and cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. To get the blooming apple look, you need to cut the apples. Slice off the top 1/4 to 1/3 of the apples. Scoop out the core with a melon baller or stainless steel measuring spoon.
  3. Use a thin paring knife to make two, deep circular cuts around the center of the apple. Next, turn the apple over and make narrow cuts all the way around the apple. Flip it back over and you can see all of the cuts.
  4. Place the apples in an oven safe dish and put two caramels into the center of each apple.
  5. Heat butter and brown sugar in the microwave for 30 second, stir and continue heating for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir in flour and cinnamon. Divide the mixture over the top of the two sliced apples.
  6. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes. (Check apples after 25 minutes and continue cooking until tender. Some apples can take 45 min to 1 hour to soften.)
  7. Remove from the oven and use a large spoon to move the apples into bowls.
  8. Top with a scoop of ice cream, drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with cinnamon. The ice cream will cause the caramel in the center to harden so eat quickly or put the ice cream scoop on the side.