Pink Lady Bloomin’ Apples
  • CourseDesserts
  • CuisineDessert, Kid-Friendly
Servings Prep Time
6apples 20minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Servings Prep Time
6apples 20minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Ingredients
Pink Lady Bloomin’ Apples
  • 6 Pink Lady Apples
  • 1/4cup Walnut halves
  • 1/2cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4cup brown sugar
  • 1/4tsp baking powder
  • 1/4tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8tsp salt
  • 1/2cup steel cut oatsquick cook
  • 1/4cup unsalted butterat room temperatures
Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2cup peanut butter
  • 1/2cup milk
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
Sweet Orange Dipping Sauce
  • 1cup orange juiceno pulp, cold
  • 2tbsp corn starch
  • 1pinch salt
  • 2tsp granulated sugar
Caramel Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2cup brown sugar
  • 1/4cup half and half
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 1pinch salt
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
Bloomin’ Apples
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the top off of each apple and core. Use a paring knife to cut one to two rings around the inside of the apple. Make vertical cuts around the outside of the apple about ¼” apart, slicing through to the first inside ring. Stop your vertical cuts about ¼” from the bottom so the apple stays intact. Make vertical cuts around the interior ring of the apple, again stopping about ¼” from the bottom. Repeat for each apple.
  3. Place apples in a lightly greased baking dish. Place 2-3 walnuts inside the core of each apple.
  4. Make the crumb topping by mixing flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnammon, salt, oats, and butter together. Mix until crumbled texture appears. Top each apple with a generous amount of crumb topping.
  5. Bake apples for 35-40 minutes, or until apples begin to “bloom” and are tender. While the apples are baking, make your dipping sauces.
Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat on low. Stir frequently until thoroughly combined and smooth.
Sweet Orange Dipping Sauce
  1. Add cornstarch to cold orange juice and stir until dissolved. Add salt and sugar and stir until combined. Heat in a saucepan on medium-low heat. Stir frequently until sauce thickens.
Caramel Dipping Sauce
  1. Mix brown sugar, half and half, butter, and salt in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk gently and cook for 5-7 minutes. Add vanilla and cook additional minute. Remove from heat and let cool.
Recipe Notes

*If you want a sweeter peanut butter dipping sauce, you can add sugar or powdered sugar to taste.