Apple Pie Baked Apples are a lower-calorie alternative to traditional apple pie
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National Apple Month in October is the perfect time to experiment with apple recipes. If you’re looking for that great apple pie taste but you don’t want all the calories, check out this recipe from The Ingles Table.
Apple Pie Baked Apples by Jasmin Queen offer a healthy alternative to traditional apple pie, using apples as the pie “crust” and substituting granola for butter and added sugar.
3⁄4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1⁄4 cup Pecans (chopped)
3 tsp. Pure Maple Syrup
1 tsp. Coconut Oil (melted)
1 tsp. McCormick Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
3 Tbsp. Honey
1 Tbsp. McCormick Apple Pie Spice
2 tsp. McCormick Vanilla Extract
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Stir all ingredients together.
Spread mixture evenly on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Let sit.
- Cut the top 1/2 inch from the 4 apples.
- Using a melon baller or spoon, dig out the insides of the apples and reserve, leaving 1⁄4 inch flesh next to the skin.
- Remove the cores and seeds and discard.
- Coarsely chop the scooped fruit and add it to a medium bowl.
- Add the honey, apple pie spice, and vanilla then mix well.
- Fill the bottom half of the apple with the mixed apple filling, add a layer of the topping, then fill almost to the top of the apple with apple filling.
- Place the apples in an 8-by-8-inch baking dish, then add 1 inch of water to the bottom of the dish.
- Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove the foil, add topping to the top of apple, then bake for an additional 5 minutes.
- Place the apples on a cooling rack to cool to room temperature before serving.