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 these awesome 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! 🙂
When Carrie and Julie announced that spiced rum was the secret ingredient, I set out on a quest to find it!! The timing could not have been more perfect, well perfect because I was able to find it…..and it was on sale! If had not been able to find it, I would have used Captain
Jack Morgan spiced rum.
These apples turned out even better than I had hoped. 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.
***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. The Jonagold were much more juicy when I was coring them and after they were baked…just in case you were wondering why my apples are different colors. 😉
If you are looking for some fun dessert ideas for the holidays, check out all of the other entries in the challenge:
Thanks for another awesome challenge ladies. I cannot wait to see what January’s ingredient is!!
Spiced Rum Baked Apples
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||40 minutes|
|Total time||55 minutes|
- 6 Large baking apples (Jonagold or Golden Delicious (I used both))
- 1/4 cup organic brown sugar
- 1/4 cup instant rolled oats
- 1/4 cup toasted, chopped pecans
- 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into 6 pieces)
- 6 Tablespoons spiced rum* (I used The Kraken Black Spiced Rum)
- 1/2 cup spiced rum*
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)
*For a non-alcoholic version: Substitute apple cider for the spiced rum, and add 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg to the filling mixture.
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