Baked Apples with Oatmeal and Brown Sugar

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

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