Sunday, November 18, 2007

My Mom Makes the Best Baked Apples!!!

It's true. They really are the best. And they are a must if ham is served. Last Easter we had ham and after we sat down at the table Ron looked around and said, "Where are the apples?" Mom and I were trying to simplify the menu and left them out. That won't happen again. She very graciously shared her recipe with me today. It uses cinnamon red hots in the syrup and Mom said she has not been able to get them to melt completely lately. They must have changed the formula. After they are mostly melted just carefully spoon out the little pink pieces that are not melting. They are a beautiful pink color which look pretty on a holiday table.

Cinnamon Baked Apples

1 cup sugar
1/3 - 1/2 cup water (Mom doesn't measure)

Bring to simmer in a small saucepan. When slightly bubbly add:

3/4 cup cinnamon red hots

Bring to a rolling boil, stirring frequently, and boil until red hots are mostly melted. Remove from heat.

12 golden delicious apples, peeled, halved, and cored

Arrange apples in a 9 x 13 pan core side up. Carefully ladle syrup into center of each apple. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until apples are soft. If using the oven for more than one dish just bake for less time if temperature is higher and more time if temperature is lower. These are good hot or cold so they are great if you need to do them a little earlier or just for leftovers.


Dan C said...

This would by one of my comfort foods. Grandmommy would have this for me and the cottage cheese salad for Meriam.

Clare said...


I was just browsing the web and came across your site. I absolutely LOVE it !!!!

We have a similar site at .

We have started posted various special occasion recipes which other grannies have sent in.

It would be wonderful if you wanted to share any of your recipes and post a webpage on our site. If not, no problem, and keep up the great work !!!

Best wishes

Meriam said...

Thank you, Clare! If any of you are a granny type, check out this site. It's pretty cool. I'm not a granny but I had two pretty great ones and my kids grannies are the best. Share the address with all your favorite grannies!

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I think apples can be cooked down into sauce, apple butter or fruit preserves, baked in an oven and served with custard, and made into pies or apple crumble. In the UK apples are commonly boiled and mashed and served as apple sauce with roast pork.

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If i was an apple, I would want to die this way.