Fall Favorites: Baked Apples

October 19, 2013

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Jeff and I planned to go apple picking on our day off together. It turns out Tuesdays are not the most popular days for orchards so we weren’t allowed to actually pull the apples from the trees. Instead they had a beautiful farm stand with all of the apple varieties picked that week. They also had descriptions next to the apples stating whether they were good for salads or baking. I chose one good for baking (not a name I’m familiar with and I can’t remember it now) and grabbed 6 to take home and bake for my in-laws for dessert that evening.

I found this recipe over at skinnychef.com

Ingredients you will need:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup quick oats (with a tablespoon of water to moisten) or you could use chopped nuts if you prefer
2 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
6 Gala or Macintosh apples

What to do:

Preheat your oven to 350F

Wash and core your apples. I didn’t have an apple corer so I used a melon baller. Make sure to get all of the seeds out but leave about a 1/2 inch of apple at the bottom.

Mix together in a large bowl your brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and oats with a tablespoon of water.

Fill the apples with the oat and brown sugar mixture and place them in a baking dish.

Pour your apple juice or cider around the apples in the dish and cover with lid or foil.

Bake for 45 minutes to and hour until the apples soften.

Tada! They are all done and ready to eat!

These would be great served with some vanilla ice cream! We had fat free cool whip on them which was delicious, too.

My in-laws are pretty health conscious so this was a great way to do dessert. You get the delicious flavor of an apple pie but without the fattening crust.

Let me know if you try these out. They are definitely going to be a Fall staple for me for years to come. Quick, easy, delicious. Not to mention you could make it a fun family activity by going apple picking first and then preparing these together when you get home!

I hope I’ve inspired you to do something creative on this beautiful fall day. Check back soon for most posts!

Remember to keep it crafty!

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