Bourbon Pecan Pie Stuffed Baked Apples


I took a little bit of an unannounced vacation from blogging last week, but I feel like this might make up for it. (Fun fact: I accidentally typed “I feel like this might bake up for it. I almost left it. πŸ˜‰ )

Another fun fact: the first time I ever heard anything about baked apples was in an episode of Rugrats on Nickelodeon. That show was so bomb. Totally my favorite when I was a kid! I remember in the episode, Angelica’s parents had left her home alone for the first time or something, and she decides to use the phone to order a dessert delivery. She orders baked apples, and I remember thinking,Β That’s not dessert.Β Right? Baked apples? That’s just fruit.


But what did I know? I was probably like 7. Fall is my favorite season for so many reasons, but apple baking is totally in the top three. I get so excited for it every year. And this is the first time I’ve ever made baked apples! They’re really not very pretty. They get all wrinkly and discolored.

I don’t know about you, butΒ when things are stuffed with bourbon pecan pie filling and topped with butter pecan ice cream, I kinda stop caring what they look like.

The pecan pie filling comes together pretty easily, with a couple tablespoons of bourbon stirred in there, of course. Honestly the hardest part is scooping the core out of the apples. It’s probably much easier if you have a melon baller, but I didn’t and just used a sharp knife and spoon. The other hard part is that the apples bake for an hour, which is sooo long. But it’s definitely worth it when you take a scoop of the soft apple, crunchy pecan pie filling, and cold ice cream. Aaaaand bourbon.

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Bourbon Pecan Pie Stuffed Baked Apples
 
Ingredients
  • Β½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 egg
  • β…“ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • Β½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ΒΌ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 Honeycrisp apples
  • 1 cup water, apple juice, or apple cider
  • Butter pecan ice cream (or your fave)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and set aside a 9x13 baking pan.
  2. Combine corn syrup, egg, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and bourbon in a bowl. Whisk to combine and stir in pecans.
  3. Remove cores from apples, leaving about ½ inch at the bottom. Fill apples with pecan pie filling and place in the rectangle pan. Add water/juice to pan.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, then cover pan loosely with foil. Bake for another 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Serve warm with butter pecan ice cream!
Notes
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