If you are looking for a delicious and healthy dessert option, look no further than these baked apple recipes! The combination of tender baked apples, crunchy walnuts or cranberries, and warm spices will have your taste buds dancing with delight. Here are two variations of these tasty treats that you won’t want to miss out on.
First up is the Baked Apple with Walnuts. To prepare this dish, start by preheating your oven to 375°F. Then, wash and core two large apples (any variety will work). Next, mix together 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. Stuff this mixture into the hollow center of each apple.
Now it’s time to create the crumble topping. In a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup of almond flour, 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar (or brown sugar), and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Cut 2 tablespoons of cold butter into small pieces and mix them into the flour mixture with a fork or pastry cutter until the mixture becomes crumbly.
Place the stuffed apples in a baking dish and sprinkle the crumble mixture over them. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the apples are soft and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm, garnished with a sprinkle of extra chopped walnuts if desired.
Next up is the Baked Apples with Cranberry Nut Crumble. This recipe is slightly more complex but worth the extra effort! Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F, then rinse and core 4-5 large apples.
In a bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups of chopped cranberries, 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves. Stuff this mixture into the hollow center of each apple.
In a separate bowl, mix together 1 cup of almond flour, 1/2 cup of coconut sugar, 1/2 cup of rolled oats, and 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil. Sprinkle this mixture over the stuffed apples.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until the apples are soft and the topping is golden brown. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
In conclusion, these baked apple recipes are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth while still getting a dose of healthy fruit and nuts. They are also a perfect dessert option for fall or winter gatherings. Try them out and enjoy the deliciousness!