These sliced Baked Apples are a simplified version of the German recipe for "Bratäpfel". Almonds, raisins, cinnamon, and homemade maple-sweetened vanilla custard make this an unbelievably delicious dessert.
Cuisine German, International
Keyword baked apples, sliced baked apples
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
Total Time 1hour
1.5cupsmilkdairy or plant milk
3egg yolksat room temperature!
Preheat oven to 400 F (200°C).
Coarsely chop almonds and set aside.
Peel, half, core, and thinly slice apples. Make sure the slices are no thicker than 1/8" but still tick enough to hold their shape.
Add apple slices to a baking dish and drizzle lemon juice and melted butter over them. Top with chopped almonds, raisins, and maple flakes and stir to combine.
Season generously with cinnamon, cover the baking dish tightly with tin foil and place in the oven for 40 minutes.
(Completely omit this step if you're serving the baked apples with vanilla ice cream)In the meantime, prepare the custard by heating the milk over low heat until it's about 150F hot, then remove from the heat. Whisk egg yolks, vanilla, corn starch, and maple sugar in a bowl until smooth, then temper the eggs by adding 1 tablespoon of warm milk at a time to them whisking in between until you added about 4-6 tablespoons. Add the tempered egg yolks to the saucepan with the remaining milk and put back on the stove and cook on low while constantly stirring until you reach your desired thickness. Measure the temperature often to ensure you never heat the custard to more than 170F or it will curdle.
Serve the freshly baked apples in a bowl and drizzle vanilla custard over them or serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.