Maple-baked Apples

  • 4 big Cortland or Empire apples
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) maple sugar
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, diced (with extra to butter pan)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) maple syrup
Preparation time
15 minutes
Cooking time
35 minutes
4 portions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Cut apples in two (horizontally) and remove core with a melon baller.
  3. In a bowl, mix together maple sugar, butter and salt to form a soft paste.
  4. Arrange 4 cored half-apples in a buttered ovenproof dish. Pour maple paste in their cavities and smother in maple syrup.
  5. Cover with remaining half-apples to recreate apple shapes and bake around 35 minutes, or until apples are cooked through.
  6. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving with a scoop of ice cream.