Recipes

The Easiest Baked Apple

easybakedapple1After you go apple picking, you always ask yourself what do I do with all these apples?  I had all these grand plans of making a French apple tart or one of my fancy pies (read here) but during the week, ain’t nobody got time for that!  I created this baked apple recipe to remedy the craving for something sweet after dinner that’s easy, delicious, and not as bad for you as other desserts.  There’s nothing that says Fall more than the smell of baked apples and cinnamon.

easybakedapple2Recipe makes 4 apples

Ingredients

  • 4 apples, with 1/4 of the bottom cut off to keep them stable, cored
  • 2 cups of quick oats
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup of melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup apple cider or apple juice

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prep the apples. Place them in a shallow baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, combine the oats, pecans, butter, sugar, cinnamon and kosher salt. Stuff the apples with the oat mixture. Pour the apple cider or juice into the baking dish so that the apples don’t dry out.
  3. Bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until the apples are soft. Serve a la mode with vanilla ice cream.

easybakedapple3The perfect afternoon involves reading about dream trips and eating dessert