Baked Apples


Once a week I drive across Brooklyn to shop at my favorite fruit & vegetable store Two Guys from Brooklyn. There wooden bins are brimming with the best local & freshly delivered fruit.  I love the Neighborhood & the diversity of the customers are unlike anywhere else I’ve shopped.  From the Italian grandmother’s to the new immigrants who are all carefully selecting the freshest ingredients for their families. Everyone is friendly & if you can’t reach the peppers there’s someone for that too.

This is where I find the best apples for my Grandmother’s baked apples recipe. I hope you like it too.

4 to 6 Large Rome Beauty’s or Gala Apples
Dark brown sugar
9” x 13” glass baking dish

1.  I pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
2.  Wash the apples and pat them dry with a paper towel
3.  Remove the core with a paring knife

Pat’s Tip:  I use a teaspoon to dig out all of the seeds
Take a teaspoon of brown sugar and push it to the bottom of the apple, add a tablespoon of butter (forget the calories)
Add more brown sugar to the top of the apple and a slice of butter on top
Arrange the apples in the pan so they are touching, and add ¾ cup of water

-Bake for 45 minutes to an hour
-Test with a fork that goes in easily, turn off the oven and sit the pan on top of the stove to cool
This is an easy recipe to make; it tastes delicious and makes the house smell really good too. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee