In Michigan we have lots of cider mills and fresh apples. We are always looking for ways to make apple something, be it pie, crisp, apple butter. We love apples and cider and many other dishes year round. You can make these delicious baked apples the next time you pick up apples.
how to bake apples
The hardest part about this recipe is coring the apples. Be sure to preheat your oven and it will be up to temp once you are done stuffing the apples.
Have some ice cream, you can serve your baked apples up with a big scoop of ice cream on the side or a big dollop of whipped cream.
¼ cup oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup flour
½ cup brown sugar
1 stick soft butter
4 large baking apples (granny smith, gala, fuji)
Preheat oven to 375F
To prepare topping, mix the ingredients in a bowl.
Using a knife, cut off the top of the apple, about 1/4 slice off.
Then cut out core down to about ½ inch from apple bottom. (this worked well using a spoon)
If your apples don’t stand up, remove a thin slice from bottom of apple to flatten the bottom, so it stands up.
Pack the apples to the top, with a little rounding outside of the apple.
Repeat with remaining apples, and arrange in a 8×8 pan.
Bake the apples for 35–40 minutes, or until apples are fork tender.
The bigger the apple, you may need to increase your baking time to get the soft.
Can you freeze baked apples? Yes. Be sure to store them in a freezer container.
When coring the apple, remove the seeds, but leave as much apple as possible.
For a variety, you could add 1/2 cup of pecans.