Bloomin' Baked Apples From That Tip Hero Video!
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Bloomin’ Baked Apples from The Gunny Sack

Last updated on October 27, 2017 by Liza Hawkins

About a year ago there was a “Tasty” style video making the rounds that had everyone, EVERYONE, drooling.

Bloomin' Baked Apples From That Tip Hero Video!

It involved apples, butter (lots and lots of butter), cinnamon, sugar, caramel, and a glorious 25 minutes of baking until everything oozed together into baked apple cinnimon goodness. Bloomin’ baked apples, to be exact.

I’m not sure what’s better, the caramelized cinnamon sugar syrup that formed on the baked apples, or the melty butter pecan ice cream I dolloped on top. I thought it was probably a safe bet to say that the whole shebang was pretty amazing. And, like many “Tasty” inspired videos, you can’t not watch once it starts.

When I finally saw that video for the umpteenth time, and then realized I had all the ingredients in my fridge and pantry, it was only a few moments before I decided it was time to try it at home.

The family didn’t argue.




I made a few tweaks, like omitting the caramel in the center (only because I don’t typically keep caramels in my pantry), and swapping out the ice cream flavor. You could easily go purist with vanilla ice cream instead of the butter pecan like I used, but that butter pecan was pretty darn good.

It was heart-stoppingly good. Like, apple pie á la mode, in a single serving size. So, so good.

My only regret was finding out over two years later that the viral video (yes, viewed over 68 MILLION times) of the recipe didn’t actually belong to the original recipe’s creator. Thanks to some blogger networking, I found out that the Bloomin’ Baked Apples recipe actually belongs to Tonia Larson of The Gunny Sack, and that the video I’d stumbled upon (and wrote about) was really creative stolen property. Ugh.

Fortunately, since Tonia spoke up, I was able to correct my original blog post so that now, she gets all the credit, and the other site gets none. Next up? Try the Bloomin’ Baked Apples recipe again—with the caramel!


Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

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