apples baked in cider

Sebastian wants you all to know that there is still no hockey.

Harrison is equally concerned.

Just as I was writing this, Moose got visibly upset when the Bruins scored on the Flyers in a game we’re watching on TV.

That game is from 2010.

We’re losing it over here.


I baked some apples in cider. They taste like fall. They’re soft and sweet and so easy to make.

They would go so well with hockey.

Apples Baked in Cider
Recipe from Food 52
Serves 4


  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 4 Granny Smith apples (also recommended by the original author are Fuji, Gala and Braeburn)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter substitute
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Bring the apple cider to a boil in a saucepan or skillet.

Boil over medium heat until the cider reduces by half.

While the cider boils, peel the top 1/3 of each apple. Use a melon baller to remove the cores, leaving roughly 1/3 of the bottom of the apple intact. Place the apples in a baking dish.

Remove the cider from the heat and stir in the cinnamon, vegan butter, brown sugar and sea salt.

Pour the cider over top of the apples, filling each of them.

Bake the apples for 40-50 minutes. Spoon some of the cider over the tops of the apples every 10 minutes or so.

Keep a close eye on them around the 35 minute mark if you want them to remain intact.

Or if you’re like me, let them cook a little longer so that they expand a bit.

Serve immediately.

8 thoughts on “apples baked in cider

  1. Oh my lord, your cats are cute. I have four of my own AND I work at a vet clinic on the weekends and I still can’t get enough cute kitty action. Harrison’s concerned face is especially delightful. They look very happy and extremely well taken care! :)

  2. First, Harrison is looking mighty, errrr, fluffy? I would say the other “F” word, but I don’t want to hurt his feelings.

    Second, Moose and my husband are the exact same. My husband was watching a game from 2009 (!!!!) and he also got visibly upset at the Canucks poor performance, even though he knew the outcome. Sigh…… We’re getting crazy here with no hockey…..

  3. I made a apple cider molasses last year, was amazing! Love how simple, yet fun this recipe is:-) Your kitties are precious! Hugs, Terra

  4. Mmm, yummy. This looks like an easy and delicious weeknight dessert. I’ve been doing a lot of veggies- greens and broccoli- in apple cider recently, so this will be a good way to use up more cider!

  5. I wish my cats showed as much concern as yours about the lockout. Unfortunately their only concern is making sure they get fed 3 times a day. They woudn’t even care if it was Gabriel Landeskog who fed them as long as it happens at 7, 3 and 10. Sigh…

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