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