Thursday, October 28, 2010

Baked Stuffed Apples

This is a dessert that I was able to get my skinny mini husband to eat!!

These baked apples where a wonderful way to finish off a meal in the fall. They aren't heavy or too filling. I drizzled mine with a bit of caramel but the filling is sweet enough that you don't need to. Adding a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream would be yummy too.

Oh, and I added raisins to ours. Yum.

Baked Stuffed Apples
Source: The Family Kitchen
Yield: 4 servings

4 apples (recommended: Fuji or McIntosh)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans or almonds (I used walnuts)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup maple syrup

Slice the top of each apple off, then hollow the center of the apples out with a paring knife. Brush lemon juice across the top of the apples to keep them from turning brown. Place the apples in a baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine flour, butter, sugar, oats, pecans, and cinnamon. Use a fork to combine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Spoon the mixture generously into each apple. Drizzle each with maple syrup.

Place about 1/4 inch of water into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until the crumble on top of the apples is golden brown, and the apples are soft.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Mmmmmmm......I have apples to use. This sounds so "fall".