One good cooked apple recipe is sautéed apples, which are made by sautéing peeled apple slices in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Another recipe is baked stuffed apples, prepared by coring out the apple centers. stuffing them with an apple, brown sugar and oats mixture, and baking until tender.
To make sautéed apples, peel, core and slice up four cooking apples, such as Granny Smith or McIntosh. Melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat, and then add the apples. Sauté the apples until softened. Add 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and continue to sauté. You can also add a pinch or so of nutmeg or cloves for more flavor. Once the brown sugar has melted, transfer the apples to a platter, and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
To make baked stuffed apples, cut the tops off four apples, remove the cores, and then use a melon scooper to core out the apple flesh, leaving hollowed out apples with walls about 1/2-inch thick. Use the scooped-out apple flesh to make sautéed apples with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, and then stuff the mixture evenly into the four hollowed-out apples. Mix 1/4 cup each of oats and sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with 4 tablespoons of chilled butter to make a crumble topping for the apples. Place the stuffed apples on a baking sheet, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the crumble topping is crispy.