We couldn’t resist sharing a delicious Halloween treat, Mulled Cider Baked Apples! So sweet and perfect for the fall and beautiful to share, we are eating these tonight…
First HOW TO CORE AN APPLE, we had to google it but you can just review the above tools and method below to get you going all on one page:
- Wash the apples prior to coring them. Remove all surface dirt from the apples and place them onto the cutting board.
- Insert the tip of the paring knife approximately 3/8-inch to one side of the center stem of the apple. Push the tip of the knife into the apple and rotate it around to cut out an even circle around the stem of the apple.
- Push the knife into the apple and angle it under the stem to remove the entire stem from the top of the apple.
- Insert the tip of the spoon into the hole in the center of the apple. Dig out the core of the apple, including the seeds, with the spoon and discard these pieces. Continue digging until you remove the entire core area of the apple.
- Dig with the spoon until you reach approximately 1/2-inch from the bottom of the apple. Do not cut all the way through the entire apple—leave this 1/2-inch of apple at the bottom to contain the brown sugar and other fillings you will add to the empty core area. Make the hole in the center of the apple approximately 3/4-inch wide
4 medium baking apples- Roma recommended
2 cups Apple Cider
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
3 whole cloves
Zest of 1 orange
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
4 cinnamon sticks
Core apples, place in the bottom of a medium size saucepan with a lid. Add in the cider, honey, syrup, cloves, zests and juice then place 1 stick in the cored center of each apple. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook until tender but not falling apart 15-20 minutes. Remove apples from pan to a serving plate and set aside covered to keep warm.
Increase the heat under your pan to medium/ high and boil to reduce the cider mixture, uncovered, stir occasionally until slightly syrupy and reduced to 1 cup of liquid. Strain the mixture through a mesh sieve reserving the liquid, toss the solid and drizzle of each apple to serve.