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Baked Apples with Ice Cream

chilerelleno

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Baked Apples with Ice Cream
7 Honeycrisp apples, large
7 pats of Butter, 1/2T each
3/4C Brown Sugar
1T Cinnamon
1/2C Walnuts, crushed
1/2C Dried cranberries, chopped
1/2gal Vanilla ice cream, we like French Vanilla

Mix all except the apple and butter together and set aside.
Core the apples without going all the way through, leave about a 1/2" bottom.
Put 1/3 each pat of butter in the apple.
Fill apple with sugar mixture, tamp it down about 1/8" below the top of each apple.
Top each apple with rest of each pat of butter.
Smoke at 350°-375° over a nice fruit wood, I used cherry today.
Cook for about an hour, don't overcook or it'll get mushy.

These can be made with just the cinnamon sugar mix and butter.
You can use any nuts, raisin, currant or such.

Choose an apple variety good for baking.
Honeycrisp, Jonagold and Braeburn are very good.
And choose the largest available, easier to work with and more room for the filling.

A melon ball scoop works great for coring the apples.







 
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I have two huge Granny Smith apple trees in my yard. We had a pretty wet winter and very mild spring last year so our trees went nuts this year. Im talking many hundreds of apples this fall, way more than normal. We do something very similar to your recipe around here.
At least three times a week.
 

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I've not had them with Honey Crisp. Growing up Mom baked apples when they were around too long. They were ok but just not something I got excited about. They were usually Red or Golden Delicious.
Your's look tasty enough to give a retry in the near future...JJ
 

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I've not had them with Honey Crisp. Growing up Mom baked apples when they were around too long. They were ok but just not something I got excited about. They were usually Red or Golden Delicious.
Your's look tasty enough to give a retry in the near future...JJ
Well, there's Mom's problems, using old apples that aren't the best for baking.

For baking try Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Jonagold or Granny Smith.
 

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I made that sound worse than it was. Old to Mom, were Apples bought Saturday and still there the following Friday. Not old as in dried out and going bad. I do want to try Honey Crisp baked...JJ
 

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I made that sound worse than it was. Old to Mom, were Apples bought Saturday and still there the following Friday. Not old as in dried out and going bad. I do want to try Honey Crisp baked...JJ
LOL, might have been a bit of projection there because that's what my mom would have done.
As for the Reds and Goldens, neither of those is particularly good at anything.
But those are pretty much what I had as a kid.
 
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I have two huge Granny Smith apple trees in my yard. We had a pretty wet winter and very mild spring last year so our trees went nuts this year. Im talking many hundreds of apples this fall, way more than normal. We do something very similar to your recipe around here.
At least three times a week.
Oh man, that sounds like a blessing and a curse.
Apple burnout in 10, 9, 8....
But until then, apple everything!
 

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Chili This is the time of year for Honey Crisp,they are on sale here this week $1.47 # Your recipe is almost the same as mine no nuts in mine.LIKES
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Chili This is the time of year for Honey Crisp,they are on sale here this week $1.47 # Your recipe is almost the same as mine no nuts in mine.LIKES
Richie
Thanks Richie,
and this crop is a really good one too.

I'm going to try to find time to make Smoked Apple Dumplings this weekend.
My original recipe has changed enough that I need to do a new StepXStep.
 

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Baked Apples with Ice Cream
7 Honeycrisp apples, large
7 pats of Butter, 1/2T each
3/4C Brown Sugar
1T Cinnamon
1/2C Walnuts, crushed
1/2C Dried cranberries, chopped
1/2gal Vanilla ice cream, we like French Vanilla

Mix all except the apple and butter together and set aside.
Core the apples without going all the way through, leave about a 1/2" bottom.
Put 1/3 each pat of butter in the apple.
Fill apple with sugar mixture, tamp it down about 1/8" below the top of each apple.
Top each apple with rest of each pat of butter.
Smoke at 350°-375° over a nice fruit wood, I used cherry today.
Cook for about an hour, don't overcook or it'll get mushy.

These can be made with just the cinnamon sugar mix and butter.
You can use any nuts, raisin, currant or such.

Choose an apple variety good for baking.

Well, Looks like another recipe that I will be trying.
Honeycrisp, Jonagold and Braeburn are very good.
And choose the largest available, easier to work with and more room for the filling.

A melon ball scoop works great for coring the apples.







Baked Apples with Ice Cream
7 Honeycrisp apples, large
7 pats of Butter, 1/2T each
3/4C Brown Sugar
1T Cinnamon
1/2C Walnuts, crushed
1/2C Dried cranberries, chopped
1/2gal Vanilla ice cream, we like French Vanilla

Mix all except the apple and butter together and set aside.
Core the apples without going all the way through, leave about a 1/2" bottom.
Put 1/3 each pat of butter in the apple.
Fill apple with sugar mixture, tamp it down about 1/8" below the top of each apple.
Top each apple with rest of each pat of butter.
Smoke at 350°-375° over a nice fruit wood, I used cherry today.
Cook for about an hour, don't overcook or it'll get mushy.

These can be made with just the cinnamon sugar mix and butter.
You can use any nuts, raisin, currant or such.

Choose an apple variety good for baking.
Honeycrisp, Jonagold and Braeburn are very good.
And choose the largest available, easier to work with and more room for the filling.

A melon ball scoop works great for coring the apples.







 

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Well, I just copied and pasted this into a word document and added to my recipe file. Simple and looks tasty. Grand kids will love this one. Thanks for sharing it.
 

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Well, I just copied and pasted this into a word document and added to my recipe file. Simple and looks tasty. Grand kids will love this one. Thanks for sharing it.
Thank you, my pleasure.
These are such oldies but goodies.
 

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Oh man, that sounds like a blessing and a curse.
Apple burnout in 10, 9, 8....
But until then, apple everything!
This year it's more of a curse Chile, there were so many that I didn't thin the clusters, now I have hundreds and hundreds of small apples to clean up. Honesty I have thrown out at least 3 45 gallon garbage cans full of the ones that the critters have half eaten...........I'm so over green apples and so is everyone around me, I gift sacks full of them to whoever will take them. Apple tree's are a mess and the rats all know where to come get a free meal even with 4 stray cats that I feed just to keep them on the pay roll this time of year.......lol. The only good thing about apple trees is I never need to buy apple wood for the smoker. Actually I make a big batch of apple pie filling and use it to make pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas and it's great over vanilla ice cream flambe with Jack Daniels.
 

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Food like that almost makes me wish I didn’t chop down my apple tree!! Lol

Looks delicious!!
 

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Those look really good John, and I'm not much of a dessert eater. I could see myself eating one of those with a fresh cider doughnut and some vanilla bean ice cream. Added plus it's apple season here.

Point for sure.
Chris
 

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Those look really good John, and I'm not much of a dessert eater. I could see myself eating one of those with a fresh cider doughnut and some vanilla bean ice cream. Added plus it's apple season here.

Point for sure.
Chris
Thanks Chris,
my family are all dessert fanatics.
And apple anything is a winner.

I plan on making Apple/Pear slab pies this weekend, if Mama can find ripe Pears... Yum!
 

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