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Gourmet Baked Apples
This recipe is kosher for Passover.
Gourmet Baked Apples Eileen Goltz | Pareve or Dairy
1 hour 15 minutes
45 minutes
1 serving


  • 1 small apple (¼ lb.) such as Empire, McIntosh, or Gala
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons apricot jam
  • 2 Tablespoons brandy
  • 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick

  1. Put oven rack in middle position and preheat to 450°F.
  2. Peel and core apple, leaving it whole, then turn it on its side and slice into 1/4-inch-thick rounds.
  3. Reassemble to form a whole apple and brush with some of lemon juice.
  4. Put apple into a shallow 4-inch round or oval baking dish.
  5. Stir together butter, jam, brandy, brown sugar, allspice, and remaining lemon juice in a small bowl.
  6. Spoon 2 teaspoons of mixture into core of apple. Pour rest of mixture over outside of apple.
  7. Bake, basting once or twice, 25 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  8. Insert cinnamon stick into core of apple and bake, basting frequently, until apple is tender and well browned and juices are thick and syrupy, about 20 minutes more.
  • This recipe can be doubled or tripled.