Ceramic Apple Bakers: Handmade in the USA
Anyone who loves to bake individual apples for dessert will love the ease of use of our
handmade apple bakers! These ceramic bakers are a real find for those who love to make this
Just core your apple, fill with your choice of nuts, seeds, spices, butter,
sugar or other garnishes and bake at 350 until soft and delicious! The small
cone in the center of each apple baker ensures that the apple cooks thoroughly
and evenly, inside as well as out. From oven to table, our ceramic apple bakers
are both a perfectly-shaped bakeware treasure and a charming serving piece.
Choose from a variety of lovely hand painted patterns. An excellent hostess gift.
All of our ceramic apple bakers are made right here in the USA from non-toxic, lead-free
American clay and are entirely safe to use in your oven, microwave or dishwasher. See further
apple baker tips below.
Apple Baker Recipes
Since colonial times, Americans have been baking apples as an easy, wholesome
and scrumptious dessert. Traditional baked apples are filled with a mixture
of goodies from the following categories:
- Chopped almonds
- Chopped hazelnuts
- Chopped walnuts
- Chopped pecans
- Sunflower seeds
- White or Brown cane sugar
- Maple Syrup
- A flavored fruit syrup such as blackberry or blueberry
- Jelly, jam, preserves, chutneys or conserves
Choose a combination of any of the above ingredients and your baked apples
will be tasty. Some people also dot the apple with butter, but this is
optional. Depending on the size of your apple, it will typically bake in about
20-30 minutes in an oven set to 350. Your choice of apples will depend on
what's available locally. Many people prefer tart apples for baking - try
Gravensteins, Granny Smiths or a regional heirloom apple with a crisp, tart
flesh. However, baking apples can turn even those less-complex but widely
available Golden Delicious or Red Delicious apples into a gourmet treat. For
a great big baked apple, try a Fuji. For something daintier, hunt up Jonathans
or Pippins. For a grown-ups-only dessert, try sprinkling your mixture with
a few drops of brandy or other liquor.
When I was growing up, we ate our
apples hot from the oven, garnished with heavy cream or ice cream. Your
opportunities for dressing up your baked apples are almost limitless, but
did you know that our Apple Bakers are a natural for baked stuffed vegetables,
Using Your Apple Baker for Savory Dishes
Pictured at right is a baked tomato stuffed with blue cheese dressed with
olive oil and Italian seasonings. A glorious summer dish on a hot day. Or,
use the unique shape of our apple baker as the perfect dish for baking those
round 8 Ball zucchinis, called Rond de Nice, that have showed up at Farmers'
Markets over in recent years. Fill with cooked herbed rice, chopped tomato
and garlic. Or, try a baked stuffed sweet onion! Fill with a sweet/savory
mixture of cooked rice that has been sauteed with grated carrots, sage,
caraway seed, salt, pepper and dried currants. Extremely good!
We hope you'll quickly come to enjoy the multi-purpose uses of this
functional, pretty apple baker and will bring it to the table with pride.