To begin, preheat your oven to 350º degrees Fahrenheit. To make the mixture for the apples, add the white sugar, brown sugar, ginger, cloves, fresh nutmeg and cinnamon to a large bowl and mix together. Next, add the honey, apple cider and lemon juice and whisk everything together. Set aside.
Peel the apples, slice into quarters and remove the core. Depending on what size your apples are, cut each quarter into three or four slices. Place into the mixture and toss each time before peeling the next apple, so they don’t turn brown.
Once done, pour the apples into a large baking dish. They will shrink down, so it’s okay if they come right up to the top.
Top with the butter and bake for approximately 30 minutes, until the apples start to release their juices. Test the apples by inserting a knife. They should feel a tiny bit hard in the center, but cooked on the outside. Once done, toss the apples and set aside to cool for approximately 30 minutes.
Turn up the oven to 375º degrees Fahrenheit.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup blackberry honey (or any other quality honey)
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 13 whole, granny smith apples
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter