Baked Apples Glacé
Note this recipe asks for the skin of the apple to be removed from the top to about one-third of the way down. This apple has simply been cored. Fall is usually the best season for cooking and baking with apples. But thankfully, with groceries the way they are, you can find good apples almost all year round.
While Christmas Season is the usual time for baked apples glace, I find myself craving it at other off times of year and feel obliged to satisfy that craving (especially in late June early July). So here is a vintage recipe for Baked Apples Glacé, a simple, healthy, and tasty part of any menu.
6 firm red apples
1 cupful sugar
1 1/2 cupfuls water
3 tablespoonfuls sugar
See notes and additions below for some other ideas
What to do - Recipe
Core and peel the apples about one-third of the way down from the stem end. Then place them in a deep dripping pan or casserole, which has a closely fitted cover.
Meanwhile make a thin syrup of the one cupful of sugar and the water, boiling it for six minutes. Pour this syrup over the apples, cover them tightly and place in a 400 degree F. oven.
Baste the apples occasionally until they are quite tender, but still whole and perfect. Remove the cover and place one teaspoonful of sugar in the cavity of each apple, also sprinkling sugar over the peeled surface.
Then place the pan under the heat of the broiler, or in the top of a very hot oven until the sugar has melted, and the peeled section of the apple has taken on a very light delicate shade of brown. Baste once or twice during this process.
Serve with plain or whipped cream.
Note and Additions
Keep in mind this is a general recipe. You can serve this with a variety of things. Vanilla ice cream is a favorite. I prefer an ice cream with a bite, something with pieces of caramel or toffee. Walnuts and pecans for those who don’t have allergies to nuts is also fantastic and can be sprinkled on or under the ice cream or whipped cream or both. Raisins are also popular. Adding 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to the sugar and water syrup is also a great idea.