This is the perfect weekend for easy stuffed baked apples!
Apples are in season so their flavor is at its peak, there is a crispness to the air, and who doesn’t want their house to smell like apples and cinnamon at the first sign of fall? This recipe is simple to make and produces enough to keep a whole family happy. If you end up with any leftover, they reheat well or make a great addition to a hot bowl of oatmeal at breakfast.
If you want to hop right to the recipe, you can just scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom. If you have time to visit for a minute and hear what I’m up to, keep reading.
I’m in the middle of a super secret remodel project and I have a strict time frame in which to complete it. I know, if it’s super secret why am I sharing it here? Because the only person I’m trying to keep it secret from is my son, who is away at college. Anyone who has a teenager knows that putting it on his mom’s highly public blog is a sure safe bet that he will never see it. Y’all know teenagers couldn’t care less what their parents do for a living.
So what have I done?
Well, since he is living in a dorm right now I’ve decided to commandeer part of his room at home for a little filming studio. The truth of the matter is he will likely use it as much as I do but it’s fun to do it without him knowing and then just to have him surprised when he comes home and finds out half of his room is gone. I’m just a fun mom that way. My in laws arrive tomorrow and our hope is to have it finished by the time he arrives home for a quick visit on Saturday. I may post pictures but you’ll likely just see it in my next YouTube video (click here to subscribe to my channel and click here to see all of my latest videos at any time on the SouthernPlate Vlog Page).
So as soon as I’m done sharing these delicious stuffed apples with you, it’s back to the grind!
To make this, you’ll need: butter, vanilla, brown sugar, all purpose flour, oats, allspice, cinnamon, a little hot water, and 4-5 apples.*
*Great apples for this would be Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious, JonaGold, etc.
To make the filling: Melt butter in a medium sized bowl. Add in brown sugar, vanilla, flour, oats, allspice, and cinnamon.
Stir until well combined.
Note: for exact amounts, see recipe card at bottom of this post.
Slice each apple in half and remove the stems.
Using a spoon, scoop out the core of each apple.
Pour 1/2 cup hot water into the bottom of a 9×13 pan and place the apples inside, with the cut side up.
Sprinkle about a teaspoon of cinnamon over the tops.
Then, stuff each apple half with the filling mixture. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 35 minutes.
Oh My YUM!
Serve on their own or top with a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
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- 1 stick butter salted or unsalted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup brown sugar light or dark
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- ¾ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ tsp allspice
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 4-5 baking apples*
- ¾ cup hot water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon for sprinkling over apples before filling.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium sized bowl, melt butter. Add in brown sugar, flour, oats, allspice, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Stir until well combined.
- Slice each apple in half and remove the stems. Using a spoon, scoop out the core of each apple.
- Pour the hot water into the bottom of your 9x13 pan and place the apples inside, with the cut side up. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon. Then, stuff each apple with mixture until all apples are stuffed.
- Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 35 minutes.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, or on their own.
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