Baked apples in Burgos, Minnesota style

Nothing screams fall like going to your local apple orchard and picking your own apples to turn them into scrumptious treats. The landlord of my flat has his own orchard a couple kilometers outside of Burgos and he was so kind to bring my flatmate and I a crate of them! Since it’s autumn I thought this was perfect and I started to think up recipes to whip up. My personal favorite is apple crisp but for some reason that’s one thing that my grandma does so well I can’t replicate. Oh well, baked apples are easy enough right?

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I like making up my own recipes the only problem is that when I come up with something spectacular I can’t seem to recreate it in the same way. This time I made sure I wrote a recipe down.

Baked apples are a staple dessert or breakfast in Minnesota. After all, it’s the Land of 10,000 lakes….and apple recipes?

This is my very first time making this recipe but going through it I realized that it is SO versatile. You could add chopped fruit, nuts, flax seed, whatever your free-spirited heart desires.

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Here it goes,

Ingredients:

6 medium sized apples washed

4 TBS butter

(if I had coconut oil I would’ve used that because it adds a special flavor to the apples but butter works just fine).

2 TBS maple syrup

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon of nutmeg

Pinch of brown sugar to decorate the top

 

Recipe:

Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C or 340 degrees F. Using a paring knife cut a circle around the stem until it pops out. Then using a small spoon scoop out the seeds and core.

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Melt butter or coconut oil and mix in the spices and syrup. Place apples in a lined baking dish and spoon equal amounts of the mixture into and on top of the apples until the mixture is gone. Sprinkle a pinch of brown sugar around the top of the apples for a little extra golden crunch.

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Then, once the oven is completely preheated place the coated apples inside and set your timer for 30 minutes. When the timer goes off wait about 5-10 minutes and voila your apples are done! Eating them with cinnamon ice cream is probably the best thing since sliced bread but by themselves is still pretty amazing.

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Is there a autumn/winter fruit or vegetable that you like making a special recipe with? Let me know in the comments below!

Hasta luego!

 

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