Best Baked Apples
Why This Recipe Works
Choosing the right apples—Granny Smiths—was the first step to developing a baked apple recipe with good texture and flavor. Peeling the apples kept them from getting mushy in the oven, while sautéing their top edges before stuffing them with a dried fruit and nut filling gave the apples themselves an intense flavor. As the final step, we used the slices we had lopped off the tops of the apples as a natural covering during baking, so the filling wouldn’t burn.