Spiced Rum Baked Apples

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It is time for another Spiked!Recipe Challenge, and this time around we are playing with Spiced Rum! Have I ever mentioned how much I love these challenges? Okay, so what did I make? I used The Kraken Black Spiced Rum to make the best Spiced Rum Baked Apples! I saw this bottle of rum in California, and I couldn’t’ get it out of my head…..it immediately reminded me of Pirates of the Caribbean……which is one of my favorite movies!

a stuffed, baked apple with a slice cut out and topped with ice cream sitting in a small white bowl surrounded by oats and pecans.

They were cooked to perfection! The filling was the perfect amount…they are not too sweet…and the rum flavor was not over powering. Honestly, I barely noticed the rum. Cassi does not agree, she could taste it. Since she is not accustomed to the flavor of rum, we have a draw. Alex was not home to try them, so I cannot give you his opinion.

Below is the original image just in case you have arrived from pinterest. I wouldn’t want you to think you ended up in the wrong place!

Spiced Rum Baked Apple cut in half and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream sitting next to a fork laying on a leaf patterned plate.

As you can probably see, my apple were much bigger this time around!! In fact, I had a hard time finding apples at all.

Which apples are the best for baked apples?

  • Jonagold
  • Golden Delicious
  • Honeycrisp
  • Braeburn
  • Pink Lady

You are looking for ‘baking’ apples that are a bit larger and tarter, with a firm flesh that does not break down when baked.

What you need

Spiced Rum Baked Apples ingredients - apples, spiced rum, apple cider, brown sugar, oats, pecans butter.

How to make Spiced Rum Baked Apples with Oatmeal

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, oats, and pecans. Set aside.

looking down on a white bowl with brown sugar, oats and chopped pecans.

Core the apple about 3/4s of the way down. (Just don’t go through the bottom).

looking down on an apple that has been partially cored with an apple corer.

Scoop out the top section of the apple with a melon baller or small cookie scoop. Try to remove all of the apple seeds.

looking down on a black handled melon baller being used to core the center of a red apple.

Peel the top 1/3rd of the apple.

looking down on an apple that has been cored with a melon baller and apple corer, and partially peeled with a vegetable peeler.

Fill each of the cavities, and place in a 13 x 9 baking dish. Pour 1 Tablespoon of spiced rum into the filling.

six stuffed apples topped with butter in a white baking dish.

Divide the butter pieces and place on top of the filling. Pour the apple cider and remaining spiced rum into the baking pan.

six stuffed apples topped with butter in a white baking dish with spiced rum and apple cider being basted with a gray silicone brush.

Baste the tops of the apples with the cider/rum mixture.

Bake for 30 – 40 minutes, or until the apples are tender but not mushy. The time will depend on the size of your apples. Baste occasionally with the cider/rum mixture to keep the apples from drying out.

Spiced Rum Baked Apples filled with oats, pecans, brown sugar and butter in a small white bowl with a bottle of spiced rum in the background.

Serve the apples while warm topped with ice cream and drizzled with the pan juices.

looking down on three small white bowls with spiced rum baked apples, two topped with ice cream. there is an ice cream scoop in the lower left corner and a bottle of spiced rum in the upper left corner.

Recipe Notes

  • If you would like to make a non-alcoholic version of these baked apples, simply substitute apple cider for the spiced rum, and add 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg to the filling.
  • I used 3 Golden Delicious apples and 3 Jonagold apples in the original image. The Jonagold were much more juicy when I was coring them and after they were baked.’
  • I could only find Sweet Tango this time around. They did not break down at all and took 50 minutes to bake because of their size. Honeycrisp would have been a better option, but they were tiny!

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Enjoy!!

a stuffed, baked apple with a slice cut out and topped with ice cream sitting in a small white bowl surrounded by oats and pecans.

Spiced Rum Baked Apples

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, oats, butter, pecans, and brown sugar stuffed apples take these Spiced Rum Baked Apples to a whole new level!
5 from 2 votes
Print Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spiced rum dessert, baked apples, stuffed baked apples, simple baked apples
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup instant rolled oats
  • ¼ cup toasted, chopped pecans
  • 6 large baking apples Jonagold or Golden Delicious
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 6 pieces
  • 6 Tablespoons spiced rum I used The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
  • ½ cup spiced rum
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • vanilla ice cream for serving optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, oats, and pecans. Set aside.
  • Core the apple about 3/4s of the way down. (Just don't go through the bottom).
  • Scoop out the top section of the apple with a melon baller or small cookie scoop. Try to remove all of the apple seeds.
  • Peel the top 1/3rd of the apple.
  • Fill each of the cavities, and place in a 13 x 9 baking dish.
  • Pour 1 Tablespoon of spiced rum into the filling.
  • Divide the butter pieces and place on top of the filling. Pour the apple cider and remaining spiced rum into the baking pan.
  • Baste the tops of the apples with the cider/rum mixture.
  • Bake for 30 - 40 minutes, or until the apples are tender but not mushy. The time will depend on the size of your apples. Baste occasionally with the cider/rum mixture to keep the apples from drying out.
  • Serve the apples while warm topped with ice cream and drizzled with the pan juices.

Notes

  • If you would like to make a non-alcoholic version of these baked apples, simply substitute apple cider for the spiced rum, and add 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg to the filling.
  • I used 3 Golden Delicious apples and 3 Jonagold apples in the original image. The Jonagold were much more juicy when I was coring them and after they were baked.’
  • I could only find Sweet Tango this time around. They did not break down at all and took 50 minutes to bake because of their size. Honeycrisp would have been a better option, but they were tiny!

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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14 Comments

  1. Your making me drool right now. I’m saving this. I love finding new apple recipes. I wish i could find an apple orchard around here but i can only find strawberries. Thanks for sharing. I hope your having a great weekend.

  2. Ohhh man I love Jonagold apples! There is a farm near my house that grows them but besides that they are sorta hard to find! The Kracken was soo great for cooking! The store lady here recommended it for a strong flavor so that’s probably why you guys could taste it. These baked apples are gorgeous!

  3. These are sooooooooooo delicious looking
    I’ve baked similar apples about a month ago, and honestly yours are much better looking!!
    I’m gonna try again 🙂
    BTW I love the fact of using roll oats
    Saving you recipe, THANKS !!

  4. 5 stars
    Since I got the urge to make these on the day I read the recipe and didn’t want to make the trip to the store, I made this recipe with cooking apples we had on hand – about 150 gm. each. I used pistachios chopped in the food processor. Had no Kraken but did have Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. Despite all that, they were still really good with a scoop of ice cream. Will definitely make again.

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