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Shrunken Heads



  • 4 small to medium size Gala apples
  • Lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Dash of salt
  • Ice cream
  • Caramel ice cream topping
  • Colored sprinkles (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease baking dish.
  2. Wash and core apples, then cut in half lengthwise; brush cut sides with lemon juice.
  3. Carve a face on each apple half.
  4. Combine brown sugar, melted butter, spices and salt in small bowl; brush over all sides of apple, filling face cutouts, place apples cut side down in baking dish.
  5. Pour remaining brown sugar mixture over apples in dish.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes until apples are tender.
  7. For each serving, place a scoop of ice cream in bowl and drizzle with caramel topping; top with apple half and sprinkles, if desired.

8 servings


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