Bourbon Baked Apples

So this weekend, I came across a recipe for Bourbon Baked Apples. And I decided to make them. And they were wonderful!

The recipe I followed come from How Sweet It Is.

Ingredients:

6 large apples
2/3 cup oats
2/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup apple cider
1/3 cup bourbon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Core the apples – but not all the way. You want to cut about 2/3 of the way down to remove the seeds if you don’t have an apple corer. Carefully cut a circle around the stem and cut about an inch downward. From there, use the same knife or a spoon, remove the core and the seeds.

In a bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Add softened butter and vanilla, and mix thoroughly with a fork and your hands until it becomes clumped together. Stuff the mixture equally inside each apple. Here’s where I made an oops… I poured apple cider into the dry mix and had to start over… we’ll blame this on the bourbon 😉

Place apples in a large baking dish. Pour apple cider and bourbon in the bottom of the pan, then bake for about 45 minutes. Every 10 minutes or so, spoon the cider/bourbon mixture overtop of each apple. Once the skin looks all wrinkly and slightly darker in color, remove from the oven. Serve immediately with ice cream on top.

Next time I make these, I’m going to put some nuts in the stuffing… maybe walnuts? And more bourbon!!

 

 

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