Apple Crisp Baked Apples

apple_crisp_baked_apples_icecreamAn Apple A Day…

…Keeps My Sweet Tooth At Bay!

Halloween is now over but unfortunately the chocolate I bought for the Trick or Treaters is not – and neither is my sweet tooth that is continuously munching on “just one more” mini candy bar!

So today I figured I’d try to share something healthy, or at least healthier, and there’s nothing healthier than good ole green stuff and a portion of your five-a-day is there? As the saying goes “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!” and we’re bang in the midst of apple season so an apple recipe it is!

apple_crisp_baked_apples_paring_knifeI used to love this time of year back home in the UK when the apple tree in my garden would provide me with a glut of apples that would inevitably end up baked in an Apple Crumble – because it was the perfect way to use them up and not waste them, wink wink! 😉

But with November 5th and Guy Fawkes Night coming up, I figured a baked apple dish would be more fitting. Apple Crisp is also a much more common dessert in the USA than our traditional apple crumble, so I figured I’d go double dippy and combine all things apple to create this Apple Crisp Baked Apples Recipe. That should keep the doctor away for months!

apple_crisp_baked_apples_readyThis dessert has EVERYTHING! Sweet fruity apples, autumnal hints of cinnamon and a crunchy, biscuity, crisp topping. They make the perfect comforting dessert to serve on Bonfire Night after freezing your socks off watching the fireworks – BTW: they’re also just as satisfying on a Sunday afternoon while tucked up on the sofa, watching chick flicks in your PJ’s!

Simply serve them as is, or if you’re feeling indulgent, add a couple of scoops of vanilla bean ice cream and top with lashings of caramel sauce – heaven!

apple_crisp_baked_apples_baked_trayThe crisp topping is easy to make. Simply mix together some flour, oats, brown sugar, sugar, salt and cinnamon and then cut in some butter with a pastry blender, or by rubbing together with your fingers.

To prep the apples, peel, core and chop 4 apples and sauté them over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes with some butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.

apple_crisp_baked_apples_silicone_spoonChop the tops off of the remaining 4 apples and use a teaspoon to scoop out the flesh to create your apple bowls.

apple_crisp_baked_apples_scooped_appleSpoon the apple filling from the saucepan into the scooped-out apples and top them with a generous amount of crisp topping – yum!

Place the apples on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the crisp topping becomes golden and crispy.

apple_crisp_baked_apples_icecreamHappy Guy Fawkes Everybody!

Here is a list of equipment I used to make my Apple Crisp Baked Apples, most of which are available from my online store:

Measuring Cups
Silicone Spoon
Paring Knife
Apple Corer
Pastry Blender
Ice Cream Scoop

 

Apple Crisp Baked Apples

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

8 Apples
4 Tbsp Butter
¹⁄3 Cup Brown Sugar
½ Tsp Cinnamon

Crisp Topping
½ Cup All-Purpose (Plain) Flour
¼ Cup Oats
¹⁄3 Cup Brown Sugar
¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
¼ Tsp Salt
½ Tsp Cinnamon
4 Tbsp Butter, Chilled & Cubed

Equipment:

Measuring Cups
Silicone Spoon
Paring Knife
Apple Corer
Pastry Blender
Ice Cream Scoop

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

First prepare the crisp topping by adding the flour, oats, brown sugar, sugar, salt and cinnamon to a medium size bowl and mixing together.

Cut in the butter with a pastry blender, or rub together using your fingers, until the mixture becomes crumbly. Set aside.

Peel, core and chop 4 of the apples. Add the chopped apples, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon to a medium size saucepan and sauté over a medium heat for 8-10 minutes, until the apples turn soft and tender. Remove from the heat.

Chop the tops off of the remaining 4 apples and use a teaspoon to scoop out the flesh. NOTE: you only need to remove enough flesh to create a bowl for the filling.

Spoon the apple filling from the saucepan into the scooped-out apples.

Top the apples with a generous amount of crisp topping.

Place the apples on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the crisp topping becomes golden and crispy.

Best enjoyed immediately.

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