Have made this twice now. Today I made a double batch (with 10 apples since they were small) and baked at 375 for 40 minutes or so since I had an egg casserole in the oven as well. Easy and so yummy!
they were okay. not as much flavour as i would have liked. next time i'll try adding a bit of honey and some extra lemon juice and a little nutmeg. (lowering the brown sugar and butter, of course) i did like how quick they were. and i did them in my toaster oven for about 30 minutes. thanks!
This was really fast to throw together and it baked while we ate dinner so we could have it right after! I had everything on hand and it was just really really good!
totally easy to do (even without the apple corer) and tasted delicious. Just prepare to have the skin be hanging on and a bit messy...and the apples looking like they exploded a bit.
I made one apple and was mixing Baked Apples & this recipe. I liked the fact that this one had lemon of which I used freshly squeezed and it complemented the topping and apple well. I doubled the oats and reduced the brown sugar to a 1/2 cup which was still pretty sweet. I wanted lot's of extra topping. I used canola oil in replacement of the butter as we are dairy free and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. I used blanched slivered almonds for the nuts but think pecans and walnuts are good options also and would like to try pecans next time. I sliced a thin layer off the top of each apple and dug out the core with a knife and rear end of a spoon. I made a horizontal cut through the apple so that it doesnt burst when baking. I stuffed the apple then mounded as much as I could pack on top and left the rest around the bottom. I put it in a 400F-425F oven but the topping around the bottom began to burn at 15 minutes so I had to take it out and ate it pretty aldante. This may be my oven but next time I would try baking at 350F. I ate it alone for breakfast but I know it would be wonderful with vanilla ice cream but I didn't have any. The cooking time at the top of the recipe is completely off. I may make this again with a lower temperature.
Double Sold! When I asked DH if he wanted a Baked Apple, he told me that he 'didn't think like 'Baked Apples'. I know in my house that's code for: "That sounds too healthy to be good, I'll pass". I made DH one anyways.. and guess what.. it's GONE! He LOVED it, and so did I. I even skinnied up our apples: I used Smart Balance Butter and Splenda Brown Sugar. I did a few pecans for texture, which I think is important here. Final bonus to this recipe: I actually made the apples (and stuffed em) 2 days in advance, and no one was the wiser. Fantasic recipe homegirl!!
A wonderful yet healthy treat! I used Splenda brown sugar, and like Bergy, cut the amounts of sugar & butter way down for calories sake! Didn't sacrifice taste, though-it was easy & baked well. Served it with some vanilla yogurt & a little granola! Next time I think I'll add a packet or two of Splenda for a little more sweetness :-). Thanks for sharing!
Absolutely delicious baked apples. They really manage to be sweet without being cloying and, despite the nuts and oats, the true apple taste shines through. A lovely recipe. Thanks, HG!
I had this for breakfast today with the walnuts. This is an abolutely stunningly good baked apple and one of my best breakfasts ever. Bravo!
WOW, these are the very best baked apples ever. I made these for company they loved them. I made six brayburn apples and increased the rest of the ingredients by half. Served them with vanilla ice cream, yummy. Thank you Homegirl, for this delicious recipe that was enjoyed by everyone.