Today, I will share an easy recipe that is both sweet and good for you...Apple Crisp Baked Apples. Cored, then loaded with a brown sugar, oat, and pecan stuffing - the same combination I used on my Apple Crisp - these sweet treats are really good.
3 - 4 red apples - (we are not sure what variety is produced by our tree, which are in this particular version!)
4 T. butter, optional
1/3 cup firmly packed Splenda brown sugar (or reg. brown sugar)
1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/3 cup oats
1/4 t. cinnamon, optional
1/4 t. nutmeg, optional
2 cups apple cider, optional (otherwise, use water)
|Apples washed and cored...ready for stuffing|
- Wash and core the apples, leaving a bottom so the oat stuffing and juices don't run out. Cut off the top to flatten, then hollow out the core to remove the seeds and to create a cavity for the oat stuffing.
- In a small bowl, mix the oats, brown sugar and pecans. If you want to spice it up, add the cinnamon and nutmeg now.
- Fill the apples with the oat stuffing; it will cook down, so pack it in as much as you can.
- Place the apples in an 8x8 baking dish and pour the apple cider or water in the pan around the apples. Place a pat of butter on each apple top and lightly press into the oat mix. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30-45 minutes. *Bake time is subject to the size of the apples and the nuances of your oven.
- Apples should be easily pierced with a fork or knife
Baked Apples in water and juices after baking
- Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
- For some added goodness, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, caramel topping, or whipped topping.
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