Our very Favorite Baked Apple Recipe: The Oatmeal Cookie Crust makes it a baked apple recipe you don’t want to miss! Plus is a perfect recipe for spending time with the kids in the kitchen.
- 4 Golden Delicious apples, (or other apples good for baking) cored
- 3/4 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed (my daughter loved watching the brown sugar “move” in the bowl)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 stick of butter, (1/2 cup) cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts
- optional: a handful of dried fruit (I found some dried blueberries in the pantry, I threw them in and they were a great addition.)
- optional: vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce
- Mix together oatmeal, brown sugar, nuts, cinnamon, salt and optional dried fruit.
- Using a fork, pastry blender or fingers, mix together the oat mixture and butter until the oats and sugar hold together in small chunks.
- Stuff the cored apple with the oatmeal mixture. (I had a lot of the mixture left over and just packed it on top of the apple.)
- Place apples standing up in a pyrex baking dish, add apple juice to the bottom of the dish.
- Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.
- Remove foil and bake for another 25 to 40 minutes depending on the size of the apple and how soft you like them. (just test with a fork after the 25 minutes and use your judgement.)
- Serve with optional vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
Depending on the size of your apples, and how soft you like them, your cooking time will vary. (Just test with a fork after the 25 minutes and use your judgement.)
- Serving Size: 8
- Calories: 287
- Fat: 14
- Carbohydrates: 42
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 2
Keywords: apples, dessert, kids in the kitchen,