I don’t even know.

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I just… poured bourbon on the apples. ON the apples. And baked them. And covered them in cinnamon ice cream.

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Oh and stuffed them with my favorite crispy crumble mixture. It’s like… apple crisp.

Apple crisp baked inside an apple.

Covered in bourbon.

Covered in ice cream.

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I don’t know why I do these things.

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Bourbon not your thing? Pretty sure you could use rum here. Spiced rum? It is fall after all. Maybe some sort of other delicious liqueur or something? What about red wine?

Ooooh.

Crap.

Now I have to make these again.

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Bourbon Baked Apples

Yield: makes 6 apples

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45-50 minutes

Total Time: 1.5 hours

Ingredients:

6 large honeycrisp apples
2/3 cup oats
2/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup apple cider
1/3 cup bourbon (or less, depending on how much you enjoy bourbon)
cinnamon ice cream for serving (or pumpkin! or vanilla.)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Core the apples - but not all the way - using an apple corer or a paring knife. You want to cut about 2/3 of the way down to remove the seeds if you don't have an apple corer. Carefully cut a circle around the stem and cut about an inch downward. From there, use the same knife or a spoon, remove the core and the seeds.

In a bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Add softened butter and vanilla, and mix thoroughly with a fork and your hands until it becomes clumped together. If desired, you can also add nuts here! Stuff the mixture equally inside each apple. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.

Place apples in a large baking dish. Pour apple cider and bourbon in the bottom of the pan, then bake for about 45 minutes. This will depend on the exact size of your apples (if using small/medium apples, start by baking for 30 minutes), but it is easy to keep an eye on them because a few times during the cooking process (every 10 minutes or so), you want to spoon the cider/bourbon mixture overtop of each apple. Once the skin looks all wrinkly and slightly darker in color, remove from the oven. Serve immediately with ice cream on top.

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81 Responses to “Bourbon Baked Apples.”

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    Liz — November 2, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    This brings baked apples to a while new level of delectableness.

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 2, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    I LOVE baked apples! I haven’t had them in so long and pouring bourbon over them, Genius and Yum!! Have a great weekend!!!

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    Rachel Cooks — November 2, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    YUM.

    What more is there to say?

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 2, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Pouring bourbon over apples – and topping with ice cream sounds like a great idea. Why didn’t I think of that one. It sure would have made quick work of all my apples I had a few weeks ago!

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    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty — November 2, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    These look amazing and easy and amazing. Also, they look amazing. :) Yum.

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    Simply Life — November 2, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    wow! what a great fall dessert!

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    Kim in MD — November 2, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    Honey Crisp apples are my favorite! Bake them with some bourbon and top with ice cream…WOW!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 2, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    I feel like these apples are my friends. All I need now is a blanket and BOOM! My night is made!

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    Elizabeth — November 2, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Clarification question: do you mean hard apple cider or the stuff in the juice aisle?

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    kim@hungryhealthygirl — November 2, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Wow! The look decadently amazing!!…. and I don’t even know if I like bourbon. ;)

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    Stephanie — November 2, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    oh. my. stars. would it be wrong to make these for breakfast?

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    Ashley — November 2, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Bourbon is totally my thing. But, I may just steal the hot crumble topping + cinnamon ice cream. Is that allowed?

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 2, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    This needs to happen in my life pronto.

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 2, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    i think you do these things because you love us and you want our tastebuds to be happy ;)

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    Erin @ The Food Doctors — November 2, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    Beautiful! Looks like you are sharing my current obsession with bourbon. :)

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    deva at deva by definition — November 2, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    Oh my do these look and sound divine.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — November 2, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    These are just… perfect. Just perfect. Awesome idea. Love the idea of a crisp inside the apple PLUS bourbon.

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    Erin — November 2, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    I used to make something similar to this in college, when I’d have a bunch of friends over and needed to feed a bunch of hungry people quickly. I would slice them up and fry them in butter brown sugar and cinnamon and flambé them with Jameo… I called them apples *insert my last name*. Clearly great minds think alike :)

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    Julie @ NaClKItchen — November 2, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    Oh my yum.

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    Jennsies — November 2, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    I love baked apples..and pears. I’m seriously concerned over my mental health that I’ve never once thought of dousing these babies with copious amounts of booze.

    You’ve saved me today. Thanks

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    Christina — November 2, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    I’ve definitely poured rum into my baked apples, but whyyyy have I never topped them with cinnamon ice cream? Travesty.

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    Meg @ Peaches and Cake — November 2, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    you are fantastic and i bet dinner parties at your house are super fun!

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    Katie @ Oh Shine On — November 2, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    Holy [insert particular word here]. What if I totally did this thing where I’d switch the apple cider and bourbon ratio… Would that be totally awful?

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    Lucía — November 2, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    It looks really wonderful! and it is so autumn… I´m going to try them, but I think I will use also nuts :) Thanks for the idea :)

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    Krissy @ Make it Naked — November 2, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    STOP IT! I have a plate of roasted brussels sprouts and carrots in front of me this very second and now I want to throw it in the garbage. I have visions of this in a blender. Best. Milkshake. Ever?

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — November 2, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    These look sooo delicious. Perfect Thanksgiving dessert!

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    Lindsay — November 2, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    You and I are TOTALLY on the same page. We may need to start a BBA group soon (Bourbon Bakers Anonymous). I’m not a drinker, and yet my husband keeps getting mad at me for using up all the bourbon. Hmm…

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — November 2, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

    Definitely now have a reason to stock up on an insane amount of bourbon and apples.

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    Michelle — November 2, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    Just when I think I couldn’t love you any more, you pour bourbon on apples. It’s like you get me.

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    Kelsey K. — November 2, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    I wish I was eating these right this second. I’ve now officially started my countdown to Thanksgiving break when I’m not at school and ACTUALLY have a kitchen to experiment in! Love your blog!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 2, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Yes please! And that first shot is ridiculous… lord help me {and my thighs}!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — November 2, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    I’m definitely on board with the Bourbon – happy Friday!!

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    Jen — November 2, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    This is off topic but the last line of this article is so you (soon, as you are not 30) :

    http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/20-things-i-miss-about-being-in-my-20s/

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — November 2, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    Holy mother. I can’t think of any better flavor combo than apple, cinnamon, and bourbon… and that crumble just sounds amazing!

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    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — November 2, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    What a great “accident!” Beautiful, too!

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    Kathy — November 2, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    You had me at honeycrisp! My absolute favorite!

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    Riley — November 2, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    How can I say no to this? This looks sooo delicious!!

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    Mandie @ Oh So Decadent — November 2, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    No better way to eat a honeycrisp than to stuff it with all those delectables. And now that I found out that I like bourbon (just not on the rocks), it looks like I will be making this in the near future.

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    Rebecca Elliott — November 2, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    This is my first time checking our your blog, and it’s great! I will definitely be back again and again. And I will try these apples for sure. Thanks!

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    Colette @ JFF! — November 3, 2012 @ 1:41 am

    Oh, that’s just wrong. I have to make these now, too!

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    Chocolate Shavings — November 3, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    You had me at bourbon. This looks amazing!

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    Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen — November 3, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    Uuum…you do these things because you’re brilliant, that’s why. I’m definitely going for the rum with these. They are HUUUUGE and healthy, right? I mean…it’s an apple. An apple a day (drenched in booze and ice cream) keeps the Dr away, right? ;)

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    Ashley — November 3, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    Made this for my husband tonight and he absolutely LOVED it, he already asked me when he can have it again.

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    Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking} — November 3, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    You do these things because you’re awesome…. SOOOOOOOOO yummy!! I’m all over this!! :)

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    Edith — November 3, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    They look unreal!!! I know what my autumn was missing now….insanely good baked apples!!

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    Linda Walbridge — November 3, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    Love bourbon, apples, ice cream, cinnamon and nuts….these look dangerous. Thanks for sharing – I’m making these asap!

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    Donna — November 3, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    O.M.G……..One word….CALVADOS!!!!!!

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    JulieD — November 3, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    Oh man, these look amazing!!

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    K.To — November 3, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    ooooh… *drool*

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    Sarah@StrawberryPlum — November 4, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    In a state dessert-desperation, I made some similar baked apples last week. I used brandy and a little citrus zest and they were soooo good. And easy. And perfect for breakfast. And I need more…I think I’ll try your version!

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