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Maple Baked Gluten Free Apple Dessert

Maple Baked Gluten Free Apple Dessert

Updated April 23, 2018

Need a gluten free apple lusciousness dessert recipe?  Old-time favorite baked apples are scrumptious any time of the year.

In this gluten free apple dessert recipe, rich New England maple syrup collides with flavorful Pacific Northwest apples to create an irresistibly delectable treat.

Even better, this recipe is quick and easy to put together, a great spur-of-the-moment dessert, elegant enough to serve well-loved, yet unexpected guests.


Choose Flavorful Apples

Use crisp apples, such as Braeburn or Jonagold.

Our favorite apple for dessert-making is the old fashioned variety, Gravenstein; full apple flavor, not too sweet and not too tart, with just the right apple texture.

To learn more about the best apples for baking desserts, see How to Make Prize Winning Gluten Free Apple Pie.


Can You Taste it Yet?

Imagine . . .

. . . the comforting aroma of cinnamon spice and maple assails your nostrils when you step through the door at the end of a stormy day.  

You smile languidly as fond reminisces of a good times, come to mind.

Your mouth waters as you breathe in deep, and then sigh contently.  

There’s something about the fragrance of baking apples you can’t quite put your finger on; goodness, wholesomeness, and the feeling that all is right with the world.

The spicy scent of maple baked apples wafting through the house brings the family together.

Warm gooey goodness spikes more memories and delightful conversation.

The first mouthwatering baked apple half only whets your appetite for more.

The second half is a glorious slice of heaven.


Finishing Touches

Make it fancy by serving Maple Baked Gluten Free Apple Dessert à la mode with homemade vanilla ice cream.

Add a gourmet touch by artfully topping each baked apple half with freshly whipped cream and toasted walnuts, pecans or almonds.

Kick it up a notch by replacing the cinnamon with apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice.





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Maple Baked Gluten Free Apple Dessert


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Maple Baked Gluten Free Apple Dessert


Mm-mm! Maple Baked Gluten Free Apple Dessert tastes so good!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:
- 2 apples
- 4 tablespoons, heaping, dark brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons cold butter
- 8 teaspoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Wash each apple and slice in half.
3. With a melon ball cutter, pare out the core.
4. Place the apple halves in ungreased cake pan or pie plate.
5. Top each apple with 1 heaping tablespoon dark brown sugar.
6. Add 1 tablespoon cold butter.
7. Pour over each apple half 2 teaspoons maple syrup, or to taste.
8. Sprinkle the tops with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste.
9. Cover cake pan with foil.
10. Bake 45 minutes or until apple halves are a little puffy and fork tender.
11. If using softer apples, for example, Gala or Golden Delicious, bake for 30 minutes.
12. Serve hot or chill and serve cold.

Tags:
Gluten-free, Corn-free, Egg-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Vegetarian




Variations

Cranberry Nut Baked Apples

  1. Fill apples with chopped nuts of your choice.
  2. Top each apple with 2 heaping tablespoons of Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon cold butter.
  4. Sprinkle the tops with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste (we love lots of cinnamon).
  5. Bake as directed in key recipe.


Metric Measurements

Note:  use volume-based imperial/metric measuring spoons and dry measuring cups marked in milliliters; see Kitchen Equipment and Tools.

Ingredients

  • 2 apples
  • 60 ml, heaping, dark brown sugar
  • 60 ml cold butter
  • 40 ml maple syrup
  • 5 ml ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, Gas Mark 4.
  2. Wash each apple and slice in half.
  3. With a melon ball cutter, pare out the core.
  4. Place the apple halves in an ungreased cake pan or pie plate.
  5. Top each apple with 15 heaping milliliters dark brown sugar.
  6. Add 15 ml cold butter.
  7. Pour over each apple half 10 ml maple syrup, or to taste.
  8. Sprinkle the tops with 1.25 ml cinnamon, or to taste.
  9. Cover cake pan with foil.
  10. Bake 45 minutes or until apple halves are a little puffy and fork tender.
  11. If using softer apples, for example, Gala or Golden Delicious, bake for 30 minutes.
  12. Serve hot or chill and serve cold.


Mincemeat Baked Apples

  1. Top each prepared apple with 2 heaping tablespoons of prepared mincemeat.
  2. Add 1 tablespoons cold butter.
  3. Pour over each apple half 2 teaspoons maple syrup, or to taste.
  4. Sprinkle the tops with 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon, or to taste.
  5. Bake as directed in key recipe.


Raisin Nut Baked Apples

  1. Fill prepared apples with raisins and chopped nuts of your choice.
  2. Top each apple with 1 heaping tablespoon dark brown sugar.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon cold butter.
  4. Pour over each apple half 2 teaspoons maple syrup, or to taste.
  5. Sprinkle the tops with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste.
  6. Bake as directed in key recipe.


Slow Cookery

  1. Place prepared apples in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Fill each apple as directed in key recipe.
  3. Add 1/2 cup water to bottom of slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.



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