Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall! Time for Baked Apples


It's fall!  I love this time of year!  The food is so warm and comforting.  The colors are changing and life just seems so full and rich!

Apples!  They are just falling off of my tree and they just are such a great flavor for this season. I really love make baked apples.  They are a delicious desert that wont bust your diet, yet they are totally satisfying :

A great fall treat- Baked Apples


Ingredients:
⅓ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 oz almonds- chopped
¼ cup brown sugar, packed
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground ginger
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
1 dash ground cloves
1 Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces
4 medium apples, cored
1 cup water

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Combine oats, almonds,  sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and butter in a small bowl; mix with a fork until crumbly.
3. Fill apples evenly with oat mixture.
4. Place in an 8 x 8-inch pan; add water. Cover lightly with aluminum foil.
5. Bake for 20 minutes; remove foil, continue to bake for 20 minutes, or until apples are fork tender.

For those following the 21 Day Fix, 1/2 apple is 1 Yellow

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