I have been making Baked Apples for as long as I can remember. It was a huge Weight Watchers craze way back in the ’70s and my mom would make them all the time. Then she started making Apple Crisp and Apple Pie with a crumb topping. I have just discovered a way of combining the simplicity of baked apples with the deliciousness of the crumble, and you can enjoy this treat with relatively little guilt!click to print
- 6 apples of your choice, washed and cored
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar, divided
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of bourbon (you can also use whiskey or brandy)
- 3/4 cup of oats (either regular or quick-cooking)
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of canola oil (avocado or coconut oil also works)
- Preheat the oven to 350° F. Coat a rectangular or round baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Make sure the apples fit well.
- Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar into the bottom of the pan and drizzle the vanilla and liquor of choice over top. It doesn’t have to be perfect!
- Then place the apples on top.
- Make the crumble by combining the oats, flour, the remaining brown sugar, and oil.
- Stuff each apple with the crumble and sprinkle the rest on the bottom and around each apple.
- Coat a piece of foil with nonstick cooking spray and cover the apples.
- Bake for about 45 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes