To get the blooming apple look, you need to cut the apples. Slice off the top 1/4 to 1/3 of the apples. Scoop out the core with a melon baller or stainless steel measuring spoon.
Use a thin paring knife to make two, deep circular cuts around the center of the apple. Next, turn the apple over and make narrow cuts all the way around the apple. Flip it back over and you can see all of the cuts.
Place the apples in an oven safe dish and put two caramels into the center of each apple.
Mix throughly the melted butter with the sugar, cinnamon and flour. Divide the mixture over the top of the two sliced apples.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. (Check apples after 25 minutes and continue cooking until tender. Some apples can take 45 min to 1 hour to soften.)
Remove from the oven and serve immediately with vanilla ice cream and topped with caramel sauce.
Top with a scoop of ice cream, drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with cinnamon.