Maple Baked Apples

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Recipe — Maple-baked Apples
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4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 4 big Cortland or Empire apples
  • 1/4 cup maple sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, diced (with extra to butter pan)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
  2. Cut apples in two (horizontally) and remove core with a melon baller.
  3. In a bowl, mix together maple sugar, butter and salt to form a soft paste.
  4. Arrange 4 cored half-apples in a buttered ovenproof dish. Pour maple paste in their cavities and smother in maple syrup.
  5. Cover with remaining half-apples to recreate apple shapes and bake around 35 minutes, or until apples are cooked through.
  6. Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving with a scoop of ice cream.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.