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The Tale of Two Baked Apple Recipes!
Ahhh! Baked apples…a classic recipe for fall that’s a sure hit whenever, or wherever you serve them! (I like ‘em for breakfast too!)
So, when the multi-talented, super-fab, Dianne Wenz, of Dianne's Vegan Kitchen, suggested sharing her tasty version on Jazzy Vegetarian Radio this week (listen here) I was very eager to share her delicious recipe!
The GREAT thing about baked apples is that they are so easy to customize to your family’s tastes. So, I’m jazzed up about sharing Dianne’s quick and scrumptious baked apple recipe AND my ease-y and delicious baked apple recipe (my recipe is from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease). These excellent recipes suggest tips that allow you to create your own delectable version of this traditional fall staple!
Plus, baked apples make a fun and fabulous choice for a Halloween party dessert! So, instead of bobbing for apples this this year – try baking them for a tasty fall treat, any time of day!
Scroll down to enter to win a signed copy of my new cookbook: Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease!
Thank you so much, and Happy Halloween everyone!
Dianne Wenz’s Cinnamon-Oatmeal Baked Apples
Makes 4 servings
I love the mix of nuts, oats, maple and cinnamon that supply a hearty burst of fab flavor, good nutrition and tasty texture in Dianne’s delightful apple recipe. Thank you Dianne!
4 large baking apples, such as honeycrisp, jonagold or fuji
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup hot water
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Use a sharp knife or apple corer to remove the cores of the apples. Create a well that’s about 3/4-inch wide, and leave about half an inch at the bottom.
Mix the maple syrup, rolled oats, nuts, and cinnamon in a bowl. Divide the mixture between the apples, packing the wells firmly.
Arrange the apples in a baking dish. Pour the water into the bottom of the dish and bake for 35 to 45 minutes. The apples should be tender but not mushy. You can test the apples by poking a small knife through an apple. It should slide in and out of the apple easily, with no resistance. The skin on the apples will also become wrinkled and soft.
Serve Dianne's luscious recipe with a scoop of vegan ice cream or So Delicious Coco Whip and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Laura Theodore’s Baked Apples in Parchment
Makes 2 to 3 servings
These delectable baked beauties are kept moist and juicy by wrapping them in parchment before baking. The result is a mouthwatering, healthy dessert that doubles as a delightful breakfast treat!
2 very large or 3 medium baking apples, such as Rome Beauty or Jonagold
5 heaping tablespoons raisins
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons raw unsweetened shredded dried coconut
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large loaf pan with unbleached parchment paper, leaving a 6-inch overhang of the paper on each of the lengthwise sides of the pan. Cut a 1/2-inch slice off the stem end of each apple and set aside. Core the apples.
Put the raisins, walnuts, coconut and 2 teaspoons maple syrup in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Stuff each apple with the raisin filling, dividing it evenly between the apples. Brush the tops of the stuffing with the remaining maple syrup using a pastry brush or back of a small spoon. Put the reserved stem ends on top of the apples. Carefully position the apples in the pan so they will remain upright while baking. Wrap the apples tightly in the parchment paper by pulling the excess paper over the apples and folding it together to firmly seal.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the apples are soft and the filling is bubbly. Let stand 20 minutes before serving. Serve warm, or cover tightly, refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours and serve cold.
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To enter and to be eligible to win, simply fill out the form below by answering the following question in 2 sentences or less: What is your favorite way to bake apples?
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