|warm baked apples|
Baked apples are like an apple crisp contained in a reasonable on serving size vessel. Because if you're like me...one spoonful of apple crisp leads to 10 and then 20...and then I've eaten half of it before I even realized.
I used Rome apples for these which are a great baking apple and I also enjoy eating them fresh. They never get enough love because they don't store that well. But fresh Rome apples are in my top 3 favorite apples.
8-10 baking apples
1 cup oats
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
Optional: add chopped walnuts
Optional: honey for the bottom of the apple
Use a heavy duty melon baller or paring knife to hollow out the apples.
In a bowl add oats, flour, brown sugar, and cold butter cut into cubes. With your hands work butter into the oats/flour/sugar until there are just small crumbles of butter.
If you want drizzle a little bit of honey into the bottom of the hollow apple. Stuff with oat/butter mixture.
Place stuffed apples into a baking dish.
Pour in enough apple cider to cover the bottom of the dish.
Bake at 400 for 40 minutes.