History Of Baked Apples
New England was renowned for having unique apple baked dishes and since the year 1947 the people of England used to prepare the baked apple dish like in 1940’s.Baked apples were made according the recipe which was butter a casserole and put quarters peeled and cored apples in it.Put some cinnamon which will enhance the taste of the dish and then pour some maple syrup and then cover the casserole or any other dish in which in which you are preparing the dish and then put the casserole in the oven and bake it in slow oven until the apples become tender.Then serve this dish hot with cream and with a little addiction of walnut over the apples is made in Philadelphia.
Apples are used for centuries by the humans in the dishes to make the dishes sweet and tasty.Baked apple dishes were found in London cook book in 1965 and these baked apples recipes were named as “pippin pye””pippin tart” and these dishes were made either in patty pan,tart or pippin tart.The pippin is the dish filled with fresh or preserved fruit covered with pastry crust on the top.
In 1784 the first baked apples recipe was found in London cook book where there were two baked apple recipes names as (1) Black caps (2) Bakes apples whole.The recipe for the baked apples whole is to put the baked apples in earthen (ceramic) pan with sugar and wine and bake for 1 hour.
(2) the black cap recipe was cut the apples in half and core them and place face down and put lemon juice mixed with sugar and orange water and bake it.
The first baked apples recipe was published in Boston Edition in 1832 in England later a cook book named as cooking school cook book earliest edition was published in 1884 and the baked apple recipe in that cook book was care and pare sour apples. and the recipe was put them in a shallow earthen dish fill the cavities with sugar,mixed with grated lemon rind and waster to cover the bottom of the dish.Bake in a very quick oven till soft.Basting often with syrup/sugar or water in dish.
At an unknown time the new Englander make a change in the recipe they used maple syrup in the dishes instead of sugar syrup.Recipes with maple syrup started showing in cook books in the mid 1940’s reminiscing about New England cooking.This was the same time that the newspaper recipes were published.
Chose best quality cooking apples for baking.Always slit the skin round the center of the apples before they are baked;this prevents the pulp breaking through the skin.The apples can be cored and the centre filled with a knob of butter.A little brown sugar or golden (light corn) syrup or with dried fruit or mincemeat or with bramble (blackberry) jelly or apricot jam.They can be coated with pastry as a recipe. A medium sized cooking (baking) apple takes approximately 45 minutes to cooking the center of a moderate oven, 180° C/350° F Gas mark 4.
: When cooked, the apples can be covered with meringue .Allow 1 egg white and 50 g/2 oz (1/4 cup) caster sugar to each apple.Whisk the egg whites until stiff, gradually beat in half the sugar,then fold in the remainder.Skin the apples if wished.Spoon the meringue over the apples.Bake in a slow to a very moderate oven,150 to 160 °C/300 to 325 °F Gas Mark 2 to 3 ,for 15 to 20 minutes.Decorate with angelica cut into leaf shapes,a tiny twig (non edible) to look like the stalk and twists of orange or lemon rind. To make a more satisfying dessert, serve the apples on rounds of plain sponge cake.