Recipe: Baked Apples

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Baked apples are a great individual-sized dessert that come out of the oven looking beautiful, and almost too good to eat. This lightened-up version combines oats, chopped pecans, cinnamon, and maple syrup, and makes the perfect ending for a fall dinner party or Thanksgiving dinner.

Recipe: Baked Apples

Serves 4

What You'll Need:

4 large apples (honeycrisp is my favorite)
3/4 cup whole oats
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1 pinch of allspice
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3/4 cup water

What to Do: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine oats, pecans, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and maple syrup and mix thoroughly.
  3. Remove the apple cores without cutting through the bottom of the apples. An apple corer works great; otherwise use a paring knife to cut out the core and a spoon to scoop out any remaining seeds.
  4. Fill apple centers with the oat mixture.
  5. Place apples in a small baking dish, and add water to the bottom of the dish.
  6. Bake 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of the apples, until tender but not mushy.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

What's your favorite way to enjoy fresh fall apples? Share your recipes in the comments below! 

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Kelli Dunn
I've been drawn to the kitchen from an early age - it's where I feel happiest and in my element. I start most days thinking about what I...

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