One of my favorite things about this time of year is all the cooking I get to do. It is so hot in the summertime that it is mostly up to the barbecue but once September hits… oooh, there’s pumpkins and cranberries and pears and apples! Apples are one of the most important symbols of Mabon as the end of September is just about harvest time so they are as fresh and delicious as ever. Plus, they just so happen to be one of the most magickal fruits around – they even have a pentacle hidden deep inside them! This Mabon honor them with this delicious baked apple recipe:
Caramel Baked Apples
6 tbsp butter, softened
2 tsp ground nutmeg
6 red baking apples, cored
¼ cup plus 2 tbsp water, divided
1 (10 oz) pkg caramels
½ cup whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 350 F. In a small bowl combine butter and nutmeg. Using 1 tbsp for each apple, fill centers of apple with butter mixture.
- Place apples in a baking pan and add ¼ cup water to bottom of pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes.
- In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt caramels with 2 tbsp water, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in cream. To serve, pour caramel mixture over baked apples.