Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Squeeze juice from lemon halves into a large bowl with 2 cups cold water.
  3. Peel top third of each apple.
  4. With a small knife and working from the top of each apple, carefully carve out a large"bowl," including the core, about 2 inches in diameter, leaving the bottom of apple intact.
  5. Reserve all cut-away pieces.
  6. Place carved apples in lemon water.
  7. Chop cut-away apple pieces into small chunks, removing any core or seeds.
  8. Toss with 3 tablespoons honey and cinnamon; set aside.
  9. Combine remaining 9 tablespoons honey with 1/2 cup hot water and stir until well blended.
  10. Stand apples, cut side up, in a 9" x 9" shallow baking dish.
  11. Place 1 teaspoon butter in bowl of each apple and pour honey and water mixture on top.
  12. Cover dish with foil and bake until tender, 25 to 35 minutes.
  13. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring 1 3/4 cups water and a pinch of salt to a boil.
  14. Add oatmeal and apple pieces, and stir until mixture returns to a boil; reduce heat and cover.
  15. Cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes.
  16. Remove from heat.
  17. Remove apples from oven and carefully fill with oatmeal mixture.
  18. Top with brown sugar.
  19. Place under the broiler 1 minute, just until light brown sugar is bubbly and dark brown.
  20. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

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