Baked Apple Recipe

Baked Apples at their best! Our baked apple recipe, lovingly called “Apple Bombs” is like fireworks of fall flavor. These babies are easier to whip up than a classic apple pie and are fun to wrap and give as edible gifts!

Baked Apple Recipe - Apple Bombs! #apple #fall #applepie

BOOM.

That’s all I have to say about this recipe.

Easy Baked Apple Recipe - Apple Bombs! #apple #fall #applepie

Ok, not really… I have A LOT to say today.

Baked Apples - Apple Bombs! #apple #fall #applepie

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Like, if you’ve ever wanted to make apple pie but thought it was too complicated (or required too much slicing and rolling.)

If you’ve ever had an intense apple craving in the cusp of fall.

If you’ve ever felt like there is no dessert that can compare to caramel apples, apple pie, or apple turnovers…

This baked apple recipe is going to blow your mind.

Making Baked Apple Recipe - Apple Bombs! #apple #fall #applepie

Can I say boom again?

BOOM.

Make Baked Apples - Apple Bombs! #apple #fall #applepie

These individually wrapped mini apple pies are like nothing you’ve ever experienced. (I’m guessing.)

The apples are lightly coated in sugar, so the true apple essence really shines through. Each whole baked apple is tender, yet firm on the inside, with a crisp golden pastry wrapper for buttery crunch.

Oh, and did I mention there are caramels stuffed in the hollowed core of each apple? They melt and fill the hole.

BOOM.

(Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I’ll stop now.)

How to Make Baked Apple Recipe - Apple Bombs! #apple #fall #applepie

Each apple is rolled in a spice sugar mixture, stuffed with caramels, then wrapped in puff pastry. The wrapping process is as easy as wrapping a package. Simply press the tops together and let the corners folder over.

Then brush with egg wash and sprinkle with course sugar.

Simple Baked Apples - Apple Bombs! #apple #fall #applepie

Once your apple bombs are wrapped and sugared, place them in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will harden the pastry around the apple to ensure it doesn’t slump while baking.

See?

Simple Baked Apple Recipe - Apple Bombs! #apple #fall #applepie

After they’ve cooled a little, you have the option of picking them up with both hands and biting right through the puff pastry, drizzling with caramel sauce and using a knife and fork, or wrapping them individually for amazing edible gifts.

I like mine drizzled in caramel… you can never have too much caramel.

Baked Apples - Apple Bombs! #apple #fall #applepie

Any way you serve them, these apple bombs provide an explosion of happiness for all who partake!

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47 comments on “Baked Apple Recipe

  1. Betty Lynneposted September 15, 2014 at 6:16 am Reply

    Oh. My. Word. This looks incredible and easy and BOOM! I want one! Definitely on my list for the fall! Thanks Sommer!

  2. Naomiposted September 15, 2014 at 7:12 am Reply

    Love this great Fall recipe!

  3. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted September 15, 2014 at 7:41 am Reply

    How fun are these?!! The perfect recipe to get in the fall spirit!

  4. Joanie @ ZagLeftposted September 15, 2014 at 7:55 am Reply

    What a great idea! Perfect for when I don’t want to make a whole pie – brilliant!

  5. Mariaposted September 15, 2014 at 7:56 am Reply

    I want one RIGHT now!

  6. Meagan @ A Zesty Biteposted September 15, 2014 at 8:22 am Reply

    I love that these are super easy and each person can share or have their individual apple bomb. These look great.

  7. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted September 15, 2014 at 9:31 am Reply

    Wow, love everything about these! So unassuming from the outside, but then you cut into them and BOOM!

  8. Heather Christoposted September 15, 2014 at 9:49 am Reply

    This is just TOO GOOD!!! I love it that there is caramel in the middle!

  9. Sarah @ Sarah Cooks the Booksposted September 15, 2014 at 10:50 am Reply

    Those look INCREDIBLE! We’ve got a fall-themed party we’re going to in a couple of weeks, and I may have to make these for that!

  10. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted September 15, 2014 at 11:05 am Reply

    What a great idea! These look so good!

  11. Gabyposted September 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm Reply

    The gooey caramel inside is calling my name! This is brilliant!

  12. Marla Meridithposted September 15, 2014 at 3:23 pm Reply

    Now this is a fabulous fall treat!!

  13. Liz @ Floating Kitchenposted September 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm Reply

    Whoa. I love love love these! BOOM is right!

  14. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted September 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm Reply

    I used to make sort of like this when I was a teenager believe it or not. The world was flat then of course. How wonderful to be reminded o f it once again. Thank you!

  15. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted September 15, 2014 at 4:20 pm Reply

    These look incredible, love the caramel drizzle!

  16. Erikaposted September 15, 2014 at 5:40 pm Reply

    OMG! This is just amazing..

  17. Nicole Lindstrom | Simply Happenstanceposted September 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm Reply

    This baked apple recipe looks amazing. Loving the caramel. I think I might have to make a batch real soon.

  18. Becca from It's Yummi!posted September 16, 2014 at 9:26 am Reply

    Oh my word. I need one, immediately!

  19. Alexis @ Upside Down Pearposted September 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm Reply

    I think you just dropped the mike! These look awesome and are super super cute!!! I love how their individual :D I’m definitely going to have to try these this fall!

  20. sharana @ Living THe Sweet life blogposted September 17, 2014 at 11:22 am Reply

    Holy moly stunning!!

  21. Mateaposted September 17, 2014 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Oooohh, baked apples are amazing! Any tips on coring them?

    • Sommerposted September 19, 2014 at 11:40 am Reply

      Hi Matea, I used a circular apple core tool. They are cheap and you can find them at Target or any kitchen store. You can see it in the third image.

  22. Amandaposted September 18, 2014 at 10:29 am Reply

    I love everything about this! So perfect for fall!

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  24. Elizabethposted September 21, 2014 at 5:50 am Reply

    If you wrap them individually for gifts, would you eat it cold or reheat it? Have you tried one a day or two after making them? Thanks!

    • Sommerposted September 21, 2014 at 7:41 am Reply

      I would give them away with instructions to: refrigerate, eat within 3 days, and to warm slightly in the oven so they aren’t cold. Room temperature is fine, but not cold.

      • Elizabethposted September 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

        Thanks!

  25. Robinposted September 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm Reply

    I have to make these!!! One question could you use can biscuits to wrap them?

  26. RyeRyeposted September 21, 2014 at 7:23 pm Reply

    Just made this tonight and it was FANTASTIC!

    • Sommerposted September 21, 2014 at 8:08 pm Reply

      YAY! Thanks for reporting back. :)

  27. staceyposted September 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm Reply

    could you use pie crust instead of puff pastry?

    • Sommerposted September 22, 2014 at 7:57 pm Reply

      Hi Stacey! Probably so, but the crust will be more dense than flaky. Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

      • Estherposted March 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm

        Hi,

        These look great. Just wondering if anyone tried freezing the assembled pastry for a week before baking. I need something that can be prepared in advance.
        Thanks!

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  30. Shainaposted September 25, 2014 at 10:09 am Reply

    I need this in my life.

  31. Rebeccaposted September 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm Reply

    Have you ever tried it with nut butters instead of caramel, yummy! Love apples and peanut butter together.

  32. Tessaposted September 29, 2014 at 10:40 am Reply

    Can I use other types of apples instead of granny smith and yellow brown sugar instead of demera?

  33. anonymouosposted September 30, 2014 at 9:35 pm Reply

    These look delicious! I just made them, and spread the seeds of one fresh vanilla bean over the surface of each apple; the smell alone while they baked was heavenly, and the flavor was wonderful. It is a great fall dessert!

  34. Canuck_Cookposted October 6, 2014 at 8:05 am Reply

    I made these over the weekend. They were loads of fun to make but the 25 mins bake time, was perfect for the puff pastry, however, the apples could have been baked for a little longer. They were still a bit on the hard side and the caramels didn’t all melt :(

    Family loved them anyways, but i may try reducing temperature a bit and bake for a little longer next time.

    • JoyceKposted August 22, 2016 at 3:05 am Reply

      @Canuck_Cook; THANK YOU for commenting AFTER you made these! Your honest comments about the baking time is what I was wondering about, just based on my experience versus the recipe. Now I know! Wish everyone would reserve comments until they had made the recipe.

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  37. PA Girlposted March 25, 2015 at 6:53 pm Reply

    We have a recipe in my area like this we call an apple dumpling, we use a pie dough for it, I usually cut the apple up more so that it can cook through really well. We also do a carmelized sugar sauce drizzled over after baking. Great with ice cream, whipped cream, or my favorite is with a bit of milk!

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