NYC is in the middle of a cold snap. It’s currently 16° but feels like 7°. This is definitely the kind of weather for warm comfort food! Baked apples seemed like the perfect end to a cold evening. To spice them up a little I added some rum and topped them off with a rum hard sauce. It was a very tasty addition and worked perfectly with the cinnamon and raisins! This is a really easy and quick dessert to make on a wintery night!
If you’re wondering what kind of apple to use, here’s an interesting blog post from Nancy Baggett’s Kitchen Lane about the best apples for baking.
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup oatmeal
2 Tbsp rum
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
For Hard Sauce:
1/2 cup vegan butter
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp rum
1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat your oven to 350°.
- Core your apple, but leave the bottom part in tact so the filling stays in the apple.
- Mix together the brown sugar, raisins, oatmeal, rum, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Spoon the filling into the cored apples.
- Place the apples in a baking dish with a little bit of water in the bottom. I put about a half inch to an inch of water in the bottom.
- Bake the apples at 350° for about 30 minutes.
- While the apples are baking you can make the rum hard sauce. Melt the vegan butter. Then mix the vegan butter and powdered sugar, rum, and vanilla together until well blended.
- Once the apples are done baking, place them in a serving bowl and spoon the rum hard sauce on top.