It is fall, people, yes, it is!
And I can't believe that November has arrived so quickly--my children are talking about putting up the Christmas tree!
Are you enjoying all the foods that come with fall? I have been busy lately (watching the Cubs win the World Series with your family counts, right?) but I plan on making this dish along with many other soups, chilis, and warm casseroles that are fitting for the season.
It is pretty simple and I am sure you will love it! And is perfect in keeping with our Focus on Fall Series.
You can even throw this in the crockpot to make it even easier but today I am going to share the original baked version.
The neat thing is that you can use different variations of what you put in a baked apple. I am a fruit and nut kind of girl who likes a lot of variety so that is what we will do today. I hope you enjoy it!
FRUIT AND NUT BAKED APPLES
4 large baking apples
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup dried apricots or raisins
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, or pumpkin seeds (or a little bit of all)
3 tbsp brown sugar (or honey or maple syrup)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons melted butter
1. Cut off the top of the apple and save it. Scoop out center of apple leaving a 1/2 inch from the bottom (an apple corer makes it easier).Brush edges with lemon juice.
2. Mix together all the ingredients above and then stir in butter. Spoon into apples.
3. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.
4. Serve warm. You can even add a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to top!
If you put this in the crockpot, just add 1/2 cup water to bottom of the slowcooker, put in your apples and cook on low for 1/12 to 3 hours or until tender.
We hope you and your family enjoy these Fall Baked Apples!
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