Here’s a recipe that is not only delicious and fresh tasting, but easy enough to have the kids assemble, or at least help out with! The ingredients are not measured as I make them per apple according to desired taste. I bake my apples in specially designed apple bakers – a ceramic dish with a spike in the middle that holds the apple upright*, however, they can just as easily be baked in a small casserole or other oven safe dish.
You will need:
apples (however many desired – one per person) cored and peeled leaving one strip of peel around the middle. Preferably cortlands or macintosh.
cinnamon and nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 350F. If using ‘apple bakers’, place each apple in an apple baking dish, otherwise place the apples side by side in a small casserole or other baking dish. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over the tops. Fill each apple core with brown sugar and pack down, then top with a pat of butter. Combine oatmeal and more butter to create a loose crumble. Place about a tablespoon of this mixture on top of each apple. Pour a small amount, about 1 tablespoon of maple syrup over each apple (it will roll off as well as soak into the brown sugar). Place the apples into the oven and bake for approx 45 min. Keep an eye on them, depending on the type of apple you use, they could over-bake and fall apart. Take out, allow to cool slightly. Drizzle with some more maple syrup. Serve warm with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.
* You can find apple bakers on my shop The Hive Shop. See the link on this page.