Fall has arrived, complete with dreams of apple picking and pumpkin hunts. Fall desserts are one of the best parts of creating a cozy fall environment so today I’m excited to share a new apple recipe with you! Enjoy this simple salted caramel baked apple recipe for those who love the taste of apple pie but want half the work!
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I’m excited to join up with 15 other bloggers each sharing their own favorite apple recipes! Make sure to head to their articles linked at the end of my post!
Salted Caramel Baked Apple Recipe
However, pie can be so time consuming. There is so much slicing! HA! So this fall I was determined to find a baked apple recipe that mimicked apple pie without the hassle.
I came up with an easy take on a caramel apple dessert I love with this salted caramel baked apple recipe. It requires 5 minutes of prep work and under an hour of baking.
I love that I can pop these baked apples into the oven before dinner and have a delicious dessert ready by the time dishes are done.
Baked Apple Recipe
First, take two-three apples and half and core them. My recipe used two apples for four total servings, however the topping recipe can easily be stretched to add one more apple.
I prefer thick crumb topping but if you choose to stretch it these will be slightly more healthy baked apples with a little less topping on each serving. 😉
Next, sprinkle a dash of white sugar and cinnamon on each apple half. Follow this up by mixing the crumb topping.
Add all of the crumb topping ingredients together in a bowl and either blend with a pastry blender or mix with clean hands.
Top the halved apples with your well blended crumb topping. Place in a 375 degree pre-heated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes.
At about the 40 minute mark, check your topping. Simply place a sheet of tin foil over the top for the remainder of the bake time if it is over browning. Your baked apples are done cooking when a knife is easily inserted to a soft apple.
The Secret Ingredient
Once your baked apples have cooled slightly, drizzle with salted caramel topping. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream. Or both!
Serve warm for all that delicious flavor. Can food be cozy? Yes, I think so. This is the perfect example. A flavorful crunchy topping with a soft and warm inside. Perfect fall dessert!
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- 2-3 Apples (Gala, Honey Crisp, Pink Lady)
- 3/4 c. Quick Oats
- 1/4 c. Flour
- 6 Tbs. Softened Butter
- 1/4 c. Brown Sugar
- Dash Salt
- Dash Cinnamon
- Salted Caramel Topping
- Sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling
- Sea salt (optional)
- Pre-Heat oven to 375 Fahrenheit
- Halve and core clean apples.
- Sprinkle apple halves with white sugar and cinnamon to taste.
- In a medium bowl, blend the topping ingredients well. Mix together flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon and then blend softened butter to create a crumb topping.
- Place crumb topping on top of your apple halves.
- Bake apples for 45-50 minutes until knife inserts easily and apples are soft.
- Let baked apples cool slightly and then drizzle salted caramel topping to taste.
- Top with a pinch of sea salt if desired. (Optional)
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
At 40 minutes of bake time make sure the crumb topping isn't burning. To avoid over browning, place a piece of tin foil on top of apples.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4-6 Serving Size: 1 Apple
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350
Want more fall inspiration?
I hope that you enjoy this salted caramel baked apple recipe! I’ve shown a little sneak peek of my fall kitchen decor, but make sure to subscribe to the blog to be notified of my full kitchen tour coming next week!
You can see all my fall decor inspiration as well collected for you in one spot! I’ve been busy launching quite a few fall articles for you already this season!
- DIY Fall Centerpiece
- Modern Farmhouse Fall Bedroom
- 5 Minute DIY Leaf Display
- Rustic Modern Fall Living Room
- Nature Inspired Fall Mantel
More Apple Recipes to Enjoy
Now, get ready for some more delicious apple recipes! Head next to see what my talented friends have whipped up for you via the links below!Bread Pudding Recipe by Happy Happy Nester | Baked Apple Chips by Modern Glam | Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail by Craftberry Bush | The Best Apple Bread Recipe by My 100 Year Old Home Cream Cheese and Spiced Apple Dessert with Homemade Caramel by Twelve on Main | Cinnamon Apple & Walnut Dutch Bread by Sincerely, Marie | Amazing Apple Crisp by Julie Blanner | Hasselback Apples by Tatertots and Jello Apple Pancakes by My Sweet Savannah | Simple Salted Caramel Baked Apple Recipe by Grace In My Space | Apple Cider Donuts with Cardamon Dipping Cream by Finding Lovely | Caramel Apple Phyllo Bites by The Happy Housie Cinnamon Sugar Spiced Apple Pie Sundae by Pink Peppermint | The Best Rosemary Browned Butter Apple Pie by The Tattered Pew | Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Apples by The Handmade Home | Old Fashioned Apple Dapple Cake by A Blue Nest