Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins
I adopted this recipe from the RecipeZaar account in Feb. 2005, and made it for the first time in August 2006. I left out the dates, because I don't really enjoy them, and the lemon juice b/c I forgot it, and these turned out flavorful and just delicious. I scaled the recipe down to two apples easily, and when I served them, I drizzled them with the sauce that collects in the bottom of the pan. A great, low-calorie treat. :)
- 6 apples (Apples should be peeled if desired, but in all cases, cored.)
- 1⁄3 cup granola-type cereal
- 1⁄3 cup dates, Pitted
- 1⁄4 cup almonds or 1⁄4 cup walnuts, Chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 6 tablespoons honey, divided
- 3 tablespoons butter, Melted or 3 tablespoons margarine
- 3⁄4 cup apple juice or 3⁄4 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350*. Place the apples in a 9-inch square baking pan.
- In a bowl, combine the cereal, dates, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice and 3 Tbsp of honey.
- Spoon equal amounts of the filling into each apple, packing it lightly.
- Stir together the melted butter, the remaining 3 Tbsp of honey, and apple juice.
- Pour over the apples.
- Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
- Uncover and continue to bake, basting often with the pan juices until tender when pierced, about 35 more minutes.
- Serve warm.
I'm giving it a 5 star recipe because I made this recipe for a potluck and it was gone before me or my husband had a chance to taste it. I assume it tasted good judging by that. I'm fixing another bash so I can taste it for myself. What I did differently was peel and slice the apples into wedged because I didn't have a corer, I only have a combination wedger and corer. I bought a 3 pound bag of Granny Smith (green) apples and doubled the recipe. I bought some Post Trail Mix Crunch cereal which is a blend of granola, raisins and almonds. I omitted the dates, lemon juice, nutmeg and butter because I didn't hae those on hand. Instead of nutmeg I used pumpkin pie spice because that was what I had on hand. I sprinkled the pumpkin pie spice, cereal and honey liberally on the apples. I guess I'll let you know what I think of it after I taste my second batch.
5 Bright Stars! Used Green Mountain Granola so there was no need to add extra nuts and dates (just increased the amount of granola accordingly). I served for dessert with ice cream. Next time I'll peel the apples and either increase the honey or add a little brown sugar! Thanks for sharing . . . highly recommed to all!