Baked Apples

September 4th, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Baked Apples

Baked apples are a warming, comforting dessert.  They are also easy to make, and can bake while you eat dinner.  Perfect for a Sunday evening dessert.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30-45 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 apples, such as Gala

1 cup rolled oats

3 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup honey or maple syrup or brown sugar

2 tablespoons raisins or dried cranberries, or dried cherries

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ teaspoon sea salt

Equipment

Apple corer is helpful, baking dish

Process

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Core the apples.  Cut about ¼ off the top of each apple.  Chop the tops into bite size pieces.  If the apples don’t sit well on their bottoms, cut just a sliver off to make them more stable.  Place the apples into the baking dish.

Cored Apples for Stuffing

Cored Apples for Stuffing

Place the 1 cup of rolled oats in a large bowl.  Chop the butter into bits and add the butter to the oats.  Add the chopped apple to the oats.  Now add in the 2 tablespoons dried fruit, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves, and ¼ teaspoon sea salt.  Stir to combine.  Add in the 1/3 cup sweetener (maple syrup, honey or brown sugar).  Stir to combine.

Granola and Spice Mix for Apples

Granola and Spice Mix for Apples

Fill each apple’s center with the oat mixture and mound the extra mixture on top of the apples.  Bake for about 30-45 minutes, or until soft.  If the oat topping is looking to brown, cover loosely with foil.  Remove the foil for the last 5-10 minutes of baking.

Serve 1 per person.

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