Fall in a Bowl
So this post is really about a giant (1 pound) baked apple but as I sat devouring it, I thought, this is Fall in a Bowl. Forget making pie crust and slicing up apples. Forget even making apple crisp. Just bake some (or one) apples stuffed with some streusel and you have a warm, buttery, sweet, dessert that makes your whole house smell like Fall!
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I went to the grocery store this week and saw giant Honey Crisp Apples. When I weighed one it was a pound! It just doesn’t seem right to grow an apple that big and it didn’t seem right to just slice it up and eat it. I felt like it needed to be stuffed with that streusel I love so much and baked. So that’s what I did.
Talk about easy.
I think it took all of 10 minutes to core it, butter it, stuff it and warm up the oven. Stuffing it is easy when you keep some streusel handy in the refrigerator (or freeze it for all-winter streusel accessibility). Ofcourse you could scale down the size of the apple and bake multiple ones at once and scale back the baking time a bit as well. You’ll see that this is a very exact recipe! That’s why it’s so good!
Giant Baked Apple
serve with vanilla ice cream for 2 people (or omit the ice cream and eat it all by yourself)
a 1 pound Apple, the center cut and scooped out
a pat of butter
some streusel, enough to pack tightly into the apple
Place the apple in a baking dish and bake in the oven for about an hour at 350 degrees fahrenheit. About 5 minutes into baking I poured about a cup of warm water into the pan to steam the apple while it baked.
Remove from the oven when the apple has split and when poked with a fork is soft. With one press of my fork the apple flattened. You could also eat the skin but I chose to scoop mine out of the skin and eat it without.
Serve with some vanilla ice cream for a really great treat. I ate mine without and enjoyed every bite!
October 18, 2015
This entry was posted in baking, desserts and tagged apples, fall, Streusel, vanilla ice cream, warm dessert.