Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? With just 5 easy ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep, this oh-so-delicious Bloomin’ Apple only looks complicated. Get all of the flavor of apple pie with non of the effort!

There is just something about apples and apple pie spice in the fall that makes my heart sing. I love all the seasons here in South Dakota, but my favorite is fall. The weather, the colors, and the flavors are something I look forward to all year.

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This type of recipe may be new to you, but I am sure we are all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. The concept is pretty much the same with this apple recipe aside from the fact there is no breading or frying.

This Bloomin’ Apple recipe only uses 5 ingredients and is fairly healthy. I prefer to use coconut sugar, but brown sugar works just as well. When the apples are baked you can serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, a drizzle of caramel, and a sprinkle of cinnamon or apple pie spice.

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? This recipe may be new to you, but I'm sure we're all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and uses just 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

Here is what you need:

4 large apples
4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
1 tsp apple pie spice
1 quart vanilla ice cream
1 jar caramel sauce (optional)
 

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? This recipe may be new to you, but I'm sure we're all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and uses just 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

Step 1: Place butter and coconut (or brown) sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Microwave until butter is melted. Stir sugar and butter together until combined.

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? This recipe may be new to you, but I'm sure we're all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and uses just 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

Step 2: Stir in 1 tsp apple pie spice (or less depending on your affection for cinnamon and fall spices) to the mixture of sugar and butter.

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? This recipe may be new to you, but I'm sure we're all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and uses just 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

Step 3: On a cutting board, cut the top 1/4 of the apple off.

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? This recipe may be new to you, but I'm sure we're all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and uses just 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

Step 4: Scoop out the core of the apple with a knife and spoon (a grapefruit spoon works well). You can also use a melon baller to do this.

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? This recipe may be new to you, but I'm sure we're all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and uses just 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

Step 5: Next, with a thin small knife make two circular, deep cuts around the center of the apple. Try to not break through the skin of the apple.

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? This recipe may be new to you, but I'm sure we're all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and uses just 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

Step 6: Then flip over the apple so it is resting on the cut end. Make narrow cuts all the way around the apple.

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? This recipe may be new to you, but I'm sure we're all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and uses just 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

Step 7: Place apples in a greased 8×8 baking dish.

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? This recipe may be new to you, but I'm sure we're all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and uses just 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

Step 8: Distribute the sugar mixture evenly between the 4 apples. Cover the entire tops of the apples, not just filling the core of the apple.

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? This recipe may be new to you, but I'm sure we're all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and uses just 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

Step 9: Bake prepared apples at 375F for 45 minutes or until apples are soft. Let apples cool slightly and top with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce if desired.

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? This recipe may be new to you, but I'm sure we're all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and uses just 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

 

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Bloomin' Apple

This recipe may be new to you, but I am sure we are all familiar with blooming onions from a popular restaurant in most of our towns. This Bloomin' Apple recipe is basically the same concept and only uses 5 delicious ingredients and very little effort!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Sammi Ricke

Ingredients

  • 4 large apples
  • 4 TBSP butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1 jar caramel sauce (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place butter and coconut (or brown) sugar in a medium-sized bowl. Microwave until butter is melted. Stir sugar and butter together until combined.

  2. Stir in 1 tsp apple pie spice (or less depending on your affection for cinnamon and fall spices) to the mixture of sugar and butter.

  3. On a cutting board, cut the top 1/4 of the apple off.

  4. Scoop out the core of the apple with a knife and spoon (a grapefruit spoon works well). You can also use a melon baller to do this.

  5. Next, with a thin small knife make two circular, deep cuts around the center of the apple. Try to not break through the skin of the apple.

  6. Then flip over the apple so it is resting on the cut end. Make narrow cuts all the way around the apple.

  7. Place apples in a greased 8x8 baking dish.

  8. Distribute the sugar mixture evenly between the 4 apples. Cover the entire tops of the apples, not just filling the core of the apple.

  9. Bake prepared apples at 375F for 45 minutes or until apples are soft. Let apples cool slightly and top with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

The size of the apples will vary the cooking time. The recipe is done when the slices of apple are very soft.

Looking for a last minute dessert recipe to wow your friends? With just 5 easy ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep, this oh-so-delicious Bloomin' Apple only looks complicated. Get all of the flavor of apple pie with non of the effort! #appledesserts #falldessert #easydessert #applerecipes

Sammi Ricke
Sammi Ricke likes to keep things simple, delicious, and nutritious in her kitchen. She enjoys the challenge of finding unique ways to incorporate “just one more whole food” into every meal while leaving just enough room for life's essentials: chocolate and peanut butter. If you are looking for “healthified” versions of your family’s favorite meals be sure to visit Sammi's Grounded & Surrounded Blog. You can also find her on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook.
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