Friday, November 6, 2009

Chef Chuck's Baked Apples

Mele al Forno

The sweet smell lofting from the hot oven is irresistible, the baked apples are ready to be savored. A delectable recipe for this season, apples are in abundance, time to heat up the oven, and have a fruit dessert. The best apples to use are Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious or Jonogold.

Baked Apples
4 Rome apples
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons raisins
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped

2 tablespoons butter, cubed
1/3 cup apple cider or juice

drizzle of honey
pinch of salt

Wash and core apples then peel skin one inch down. In a bowl mix brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, walnuts and a pinch of salt. Place apples in a baking dish fill each apple with filling. Place one or two small cubes of butter on each apple, pour cider or juice over apples then drizzle with honey. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Enjoy while


  1. I always love how these smell when they are baking. So full of Fall memories!

  2. Hello Bridgett, Your right, the aroma in the air builds up your craving!! Thank You :)

  3. Hi Chuck - You make your baked apples almost exactly the way I do. Aren't they delicious and really pretty healthy too.

  4. Hi Ciao Chow Linda, Yes, they are delish!! The baking really brings out the sweetness! Thank You :)

  5. We have just the right weather for these goodies today. Love them!

  6. Hi Scintilla, This is wonderful when you can combined the weather with flavors !! Enjoy :)

  7. Oh baked apples!! I've been wanting to make these!! I saw a recipe in a magazine recently and they have been tempting me... these too! They look great!

  8. Ciao Chuck! Oh yum! I know the perfect way to spend this rainy afternoon on the Amalfi Coast. Making mele al forno! Thank you so much for posting this recipe!

  9. Ciao Laura, Please do enjoy!! Grazie,:)

  10. Hi Live Love Eat, And delicious !!! Thank You :)