Friday, November 8, 2013
Peanut Butter Baked Apples
I've been really inspired by apples this season. I have been meaning to make baked apples for a while now. Well, there were only two Fuji apples left in the fridge so I knew it was now or never (maybe that's a little dramatic. Now or wait until I make it to the store again). I have looked through a dozen different baked apple recipes and they're all pretty much the same: oatmeal, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Some add raisins. Some add pecans or walnuts. I wanted something a little different. Then I found one with peanut butter. Apples and peanut butter, there nothing else like it.
Recipe adapted from here.
2 large apples
1/2 cup instant oatmeal
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice the tops off the apples and scoop out the core, seeds, and flesh. I used a regular spoon, but a melon baller probably would have been easier. Discard the insides.
In a small bowl, mix together the oatmeal, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Add peanut butter and mix until it forms a crumble. It's easiest to use your hands.
Stuff the apples with the mixture and place them in a glass baking dish.* Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the apples are tender. Remove the foil for the last five minutes to allow the tops to crisp.
*My apples were small so I cut the recipe in half and used ramkins to bake them because, honestly, I didn't want to dirty my 8x8-inch glass pan for two little apples.
More Apple Recipes
Baked Apple Chips
Savory Baked Apples Stuffed with Sausage
Delicious Apple Pie
Apple Cider Cupcakes with Caramel Filling and Spiced Rum Frosting