One of my favorite fall treats growing up was a nice baked apple with a side of vanilla ice cream. My mom would always make baked apples on Sundays so we had a nice treat before gearing up for another school week. Every now and then I would sneak some chocolate chips into my baked apple which made it all the more tasty.
I was recently sent a bunch of Heirloom Apples from Frieda’s Produce, and knew that these apples would be perfect for a delicious baked apple recipe and give me an excuse to use my new oven.
I have to say, this was my first time using Heirloom Apples, and they were delicious! I think I will be searching out Heirlooms for all my apple-related recipes from now on. If you want to get your hands on some delicious Heirlooms, be sure to visit a Sprout’s Market starting October 17th!
Heirloom Baked Apples (for two servings)
2 heirloom apples (you can use any type of apple for this)
1/4 cup oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tbsp maple syrup
additional toppings of choice such as raisins, dried cranberries, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Cut and core your apples. You can either keep the apple intact and just cut out the core in the middle, or you can slice the apple in half.
In a small mixing bowl combine oats, spices, and maple syrup. Spoon the mixture onto your apples and sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Place apples in a baking dish and put in the oven for 30 minutes.
Once apples are nice and tender, remove from the oven and serve warm with ice cream or your additional toppings of your choice!