Sweet Stuffed Apples
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Recipe Type: Dessert, Baking
 
Filled with oats, dried fruits, nuts, and beautiful spices, these baked apples are a cozy autumn dream come true.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dried cherries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons raisins (golden, dark, or both)
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch ginger
  • pinch allspice
  • ¼ cup (1/2 stick) cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup apple cider
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using an apple corer (or a sharp pairing knife), take out the core of each apple, but do not go all the way through to the bottom. Using the small end of a melon baller scoop out the remaining seeds and core in the apple creating a well to stuff the topping inside.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off the skin around the top of the apple (see photo below). Brush the tops of the apples with the lemon juice to keep them from oxidizing. Place the apples in a 8? x 8? baking dish.
  3. Drizzle ¼ teaspoon of maple syrup into the bottom of each apple.
  4. Place the first 10 ingredients into a medium size bowl and whisk together. Add in the cubes of butter, and using your fingers, work the butter into the dry mixture creating a paste. Stuff the topping into each apple pressing it down into the bottom of the apple. Place a pat of butter on top of each apple.
  5. Add the 1 cup of cider to the bottom of the baking dish and place into a 350 degree oven for 40-50 minutes. The apples are done when you can easily pierce them with a sharp knife.
  6. Transfer the apples to another dish and pour the liquid from the dish into a small pot and bring to a steady simmer.
  7. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the liquid reduces and becomes syrupy.
  8. The apples can be served warm or can be refrigerated. Use the syrup to drizzle over the apples.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/sweet-stuffed-apples/