We’ve all heard of blooming onions and now we have blooming apples. This is an easy apple dessert with an ooey, gooey caramel center. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel topping, it will be your new favorite way to enjoy one of the reasons we love fall so much.
I really like honey crisp apples but sometimes they are not readily available and can be quite pricey so I used granny smith and gala apples which worked fine.
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To Prepare the Apples
Having the right tools for cutting a blooming apple is essential. Having more than one paring knife in your kitchen makes prepping faster and easier. Use the 4″ Paring Knife to cut off the top 1/4 to 1/3 of the apple. This allows the apple to open up a bit after it’s baked and become the base for a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream and ribbons of caramel sauce.
The curved blade of the Bird’s Beak Paring Knife allows you to make the deep circular cuts in the apple quick and easy.
The nice thing about this Blooming Apple recipe is that you can make as few or as many apples as you need by simply decreasing or increasing the filling ingredients.
For the caramel sauce, use an ice cream topping rather than syrup. I purchased caramel syrup and found it to be too thin. It seemed to disappear once drizzled on the ice cream. A caramel topping is much thicker and stays put when drizzled on the ice cream.