Blooming Apple Recipe

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Happy September in the Midwest! The date time temperatures have been moderate, evenings are cool and crisp and I cannot get enough of the smell of ripe apples in the orchard.  This week, my family has been “testing” out the new fire pits that we will have in place for the Fire Pit Concert Series at our Belleville Farm in October.

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As we gather around the fire’s glow, we chat about our days at work and school and we discuss apples, of course. My daughter and I have been wanting to make blooming apples since the first time we saw them on Pinterest! I have been scouring the internet for recipes and this week we were finally able to experiment in the kitchen. This is a super fun recipe for teen cooks to make and for anyone to eat. You just have to jump on the apple band wagon and give this recipe for Blooming Caramel Apples a try.

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I hope you will come out to one of our 4 farms this fall and pick some of the most beautiful apples I have ever seen. Last year we experienced a devastating disease called Bitter Rot in our orchards. We are pleased to say that with extra care from our skilled horticulturists, we have eradicated this disease. We are thrilled to be able to share a gorgeous crop of apples with you this year!!

Eat well this fall, Angie

Blooming Caramel Apples

4 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
4 apples
8 caramel candy squares
Caramel sauce for drizzling
Eckert’s Frozen Custard (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bush a pie pan or a rimmed baking dish with butter. In a small bowl, stir together butter and cinnamon.

Slice off the stem end of the apple with a knife, then scoop out the core with a melon baller or a teaspoon (see photos). Use a paring knife to cut 3 concentric circles in the apple. Place apple cut side down and slice crosswise.

Place cut apples in dish. Fill each apple with 2 caramel squares, then brush melted butter on top. Bake the apples until tender (may vary by apple), 20-30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with baking juices and caramel drizzle and a smalls scoop of frozen custard.

This blog was inspired by many blooming apple recipes but especially the one on delish.com

Dessert, Apples, Gluten FreeChuck Wagner