Baked Apples a la Mode

Few autumn desserts compare to baked spiced apples topped with scoops of vanilla ice cream. The cooking liquid becomes a warm sauce and melts the ice cream to the perfect consistency.

Baked Apples a la Mode
Servings: 8 Prep 20 mins Bake 350°F 35 mins

Ingredients

  • Sauce:
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped, peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Filling:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup packaged unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark raisins, chopped
  • Apples:
  • 4 Golden Delicious apples, halved lengthwise through stem, cored
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Sauce:

2. In small saucepan, bring to boiling juice, vinegar, ginger, sugar, cinnamon and cardamom; simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

Filling:

3. In small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in bread crumbs and sugar to coat. Stir in raisins. Remove from heat.

Apples:

4. Place apples, cut side up, in baking dish just large enough to hold apples (about 13 x 9 x 2 inches). Spoon filling, about 2 tablespoons, over each apple. Spoon small amount of sauce over each apple. Pour remaining sauce into baking dish.

5. Bake, uncovered, in 350 degree F oven until apples are very tender, about 35 minutes. Remove apples; keep warm. Reserve cooking liquid in baking dish. (If cooking liquid is more than 1/2 cup, pour into small saucepan; boil until reduced to 1/2 cup.)

6. Place each apple half in small serving dish. Place 1/2-cup ice cream on each apple. Drizzle with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 279, Fat, total (g): 12, chol. (mg): 41, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 43, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 4, sodium (mg): 97, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.