Orange Spice Tea Baked Apples Recipe

Orange Spiced Tea Baked Apples

There’s something about the aroma of mulled spices and apple pie filling the home that says the holiday season is here. We’ve made a recipe that says just that, but with a healthy twist of tea. This delectable dessert is simple to make and will be the perfect pairing for your next family gathering.

 

Orange Spice Tea Baked Apples Recipe

This delectable dessert is simple to make and will be the perfect pairing to your next family gathering.

  • 2 Tablespoons orange spice tea (loose leaf or 3 tea sachets)
  • 10 red apples
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Steep Orange Spice Tea in 2 quarts of boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove tea leaves.
  3. Combine raisins, cinnamon, and sugar in a bowl. Stir 2 Tablespoons of the steeped tea liquid into this mixture.
  4. Core the apples, taking care not to cut all the way through, leaving a deep well in each one.
  5. Arrange cored apples in your baking pan, filling each with the raisin mixture.
  6. Pour steeped tea carefully into pan. It should come at least halfway up the apples. Add more water if needed.
  7. Cover pan with foil. Bake 1 hour. Remove foil. Bake 15 minutes more. Serve warm and feel free to add a dollop of creamy vanilla ice cream. Yields 8-12.

What Are The Best Apples To Use For Baking?

Jonagold
These apples hold up exceptionally well in the oven. A combination of Jonathan and Golden Delicious, they are mildly sweet and a little bit tart, holding their shape well when baked.

McIntosh
This is the perfect choice for baking! Crisp when freshly harvested, they transition to a softer consistency when cooked. Macintosh apples are juicy and sweet, with a pleasant tanginess.

Cortland
This smaller apple is slightly softer than the others on our list, but still keeps a good shape when baked. Cortlands have a nice balance of sweet, soft and tart flavors, even when cooked.

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