I am a firm believer in dessert. It is not only tasty, but it satisfies a sort of hunger that no other food can. Baked apples are not only sweet and satisfying, but they are fruit! OK. I’m not claiming that a baked apple is as healthy as a nice, fresh one, no sugar and butter added, but it has to be healthier than a lot of other desserts out there.
This recipe is for a single baked apple. Simply multiply ingredients by the number of apples you’d like to bake.
Baked Apple with Oatmeal Cumble
1 tart green apple (I used a gravenstein that came in my CSA box)
1 tbsp. quick oats
2 tsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1 tsp. butter
Core the apple, digging about half way down and making about a 1″ hole in diameter. Make sure you get out all of the seeds! In a small bowl, mix together all other ingredients, except the butter. Spoon the mixture into the apple, getting in as much tasty goodness as you can.
Spray a baking sheet or dish with a bit of non-stick spray or olive oil. Place the apple in your dish and top it off with the 1 tsp. of butter.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until the apple is tender, but not mushy.