It is time to make a great desert of apples and cinnamon that will delight your dinner guests. You can make amazing dishes with apples both sweet and savory. If you use conventional cooking methods then there can be a problem with the apples maintaining their color, shape and nutrients.
This means that you can only cook certain varieties of apples. With sous vide cooking you can cook any kind of apple and get great results. Find out more about what you can cook sous vide.
When you cook an apple sous vide, the cooking temperature is always lower than with conventional methods. These lower temperatures ensure that less of the cell walls of the apple are broken down, and those essential minerals and vitamins are maintained. You will also keep in the flavor of the apples, and they will be tender as the cooking time is quite long.
- Sous Vide Machine – our favorite right now is the Anova or the Joule.
- Container – not necessary, but nice to have for bigger cuts of meat. We recommend the Lipavi as it is large and sturdy. You can also use a pot.
- Vacuum sealer and bags, or a freezer Ziploc bag. If you only have a Ziploc make sure to check our our article on the water displacement method. You can find our favorite vacuum sealers here – 5 Best Sous Vide Vacuum Sealers (Reviews Updated 2021)
Best Sous Vide Apples Recipe
There are so many tasty apple deserts that you can make cooking sous vide. These include the filling for apple pie and buttery apples with cinnamon (which we will discuss here). You can also poach apples and use them in soups, stews and in other configurations.
This recipe is for warm, buttery, cinnamon spiced apples that are similar to baked apples but taste a whole lot better. You will create a buttery and tender apple desert that everybody will enjoy.
- 4 apples of your choice
- 3 tablespoons of butter (unsalted)
- 2 tablespoons of raisins
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (light)
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (ground)
- 0.25 tablespoon of nutmeg (grated)
- 0.25 tablespoon of sea salt
- 0.125 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 2 fresh dates that have been pitted
Directions (Sous Vide Apple Cooking Times and Temperatures)
- The first thing to do is fill your water bath with water and set the sous vide machine cooking temperature to 183°F (84°C).
- Peel the apples and then use an apple corer or a knife to carefully remove the cores. You want to keep the apples intact here. Place the apples in the lemon juice to marinate for a while.
- Now you will need to create the filling for the center of the apples. Use a bowl and mix the cinnamon, raisins, dates, nutmeg, vanilla extract, brown sugar, salt and butter. You want to create a paste here which is chunky, so you can use a fork to do this.
- Once the filling is ready, divide into four and use the individual portions to fill the center of each of the apples. You will want to compact the filling into each apple by gently pressing it down.
- You can use 2 sous vide bags or 4 cooking bags and add the apples to them. Make sure that all of the air is removed by vacuum sealing or immersion.
- Add the bags to the water bath once the correct temperature has been achieved. You will want to cook your apples for two hours.
- When the cooking time is up, you can gently remove the bags with the apples in them from the water bath. When you take the apples out of the bags be careful that they remain whole. Serve the apples warm and add ice cream or whipped cream for a sumptuous desert.