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Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon

Total: 55 min
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 35 min
Yield: 6 servings
Level: Easy

Ingredients:
The Glaze:

1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup dark rum
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 whole cloves

The Apples:
6 small to medium apples, preferably a sturdy
variety like Rome or Granny Smith, washed
and cored
6 cinnamon sticks
2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1 cup unsweetened apple cider
Rum raisin ice cream, optional

Directions:
1. For the glaze: In a medium saucepan, combine the dark brown sugar, rum, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir to blend and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook and reduce for 3 to 4 minutes to allow the sugar and other ingredients to blend together.

2. For the apples: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

3. In a baking dish large enough to hold all of the apples, arrange the apples in a single layer. Put a cinnamon stick inside the cavity made from coring each apple. Pour the glaze over the apples and top each with pieces of butter. Add the cider to the bottom of the dish and place it in the center of the oven.

4. Cook the apples, basting them from time to time, until they are tender but not mushy, 25 to 30 minutes (smaller apples will take less time). Serve with scoops of ice cream, sour cream, or just by themselves. They are also delicious leftover.

Recipe courtesy Alex Guarnaschelli
Recipe found here: Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon

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Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups buttermilk

TOPPING:
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold butter
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
6 cups thinly sliced peeled Gala or other sweet apples (about 6 medium)
18 caramels, unwrapped
1 tablespoon buttermilk
Vanilla ice cream, optional

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Pour into a greased 12-in. ovenproof skillet.

For topping, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans and oats; sprinkle over batter. Top with apples. Bake 60-70 minutes or until apples are golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

In a microwave, melt caramels with buttermilk; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Let stand until set. If desired, serve with ice cream.

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Apple Fritter Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 medium apples, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups)
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or unsweetened apple juice, room temperature
1/4 cup butter, melted

ICING:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8-in. square baking pan with parchment paper, letting ends extend up sides.

Whisk together the first five ingredients. Add apples and beer; mix just until blended (do not overmix; batter will be thick). Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes.

Lifting with parchment paper, immediately remove cake from pan. Brush all sides with melted butter. Cool. Meanwhile, combine all icing ingredients. Spread or drizzle over cooled cake. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Apple Fritter Cake

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Apple Pan Betty

Ingredients
1 medium apple, peeled and cubed
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup bread cubes
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions
In a small skillet, saute apple in butter for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add bread cubes. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon; toss to coat. Saute until bread is warmed. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Apple Pan Betty

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Skillet Pork Chops with Apples & Onion

Ingredients
4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
3 medium apples, cut into wedges
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup balsamic vinaigrette
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Place a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; brown pork chops on both sides, about 4 minutes. Remove from pan.

In same skillet, combine apples, onion and water. Place pork chops over apple mixture; drizzle chops with vinaigrette. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 3-5 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chops reads 145°. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Skillet Pork Chops with Apples & Onion

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Cinnamon-Pecan Apple Dumplings

Ingredients
1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
4 small Granny Smith apples, peeled and halved
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Orange Sauce:
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

Directions
Unroll crescent dough and separate into eight triangles. Wrap one triangle around each apple half. Place on a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan, flat side down.

Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dumplings. Bake at 350° for 23-28 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender.

For sauce, in a small saucepan, combine orange juice and sugar; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat; gradually stir in butter just until blended. Serve warm with warm dumplings; sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 8 servings (1 cup sauce).

Editor’s Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Recipe found here: Cinnamon-Pecan Apple Dumplings

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Macaroon Apple Cobbler

4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped pecans

TOPPING:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Directions
Place the apples in an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Top with coconut and pecans; set aside.

To make topping, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to the creamed mixture until blended.

Drop small spoonfuls over apples. Bake at 350° for 25-35 minutes or until top is golden brown and fruit is tender. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Macaroon Apple Cobbler

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Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

Ingredients
4 cups chopped peeled apples
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans

SAUCE:
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon rum extract

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the apples and sugar. Let stand for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, oil and almond extract. Add to apple mixture and toss to coat. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; stir into apple mixture just until moistened. Stir in pecans.

Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

For sauce, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the sugar, flour and salt until smooth. Gradually add water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts. Serve with warm cake. Yield: 9 servings (2 cups sauce).

Recipe found here: Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

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Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup plus 4 teaspoons melted butter, divided

FILLING:
1/4 cup butter, cubed
4 large tart apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, combine cream and 1/2 cup butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.

Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Brush with remaining butter; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly.

For filling, in a large skillet, melt butter. Add apples; saute until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Gently split warm shortcakes in half horizontally. Top bottom halves with apple mixture; replace tops. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes

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Gourmet Caramel Apples

Ingredients
4 large tart apples
4 wooden pop sticks
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4-1/2 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon shortening
1 package (11 ounces) Kraft caramel bits
2 tablespoons water
4 pretzel rods, coarsely crushed
1/2 cup Reese’s pieces

Directions
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. Wash and thoroughly dry apples. Insert a pop stick into the top of each; set aside.

Place chocolate chips in separate microwave-safe bowls. Heat in a microwave until melted; stir until smooth. In another microwave-safe bowl, melt candy coating and shortening; stir until smooth.

Combine caramels and water in another microwave-safe bowl. Heat in a microwave until melted; stir until smooth. Dip apples into caramel; turn to coat. Immediately press pretzels and Reese’s pieces into sides of apples. Drizzle melted chocolate and candy coating over tops. Place on prepared pan; let stand until set. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Gourmet Caramel Apples

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