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Baked Apples in Cider

Baked Apples in Cider is winter comfort food at its best. There's plenty of streusel filling in these baked apples, and be sure to serve with a side of whipped cream
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 530kcal
Author: Paige

Ingredients

  • 4 Apples, like golden delicious or other soft variety
  • 1 Lemon, fresh, cut in half z
  • 1 stick Butter, unsalted, cut in small cubes
  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2/3 cup Flour, all purpose
  • 1/3 cup Oatmeal, not instant
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider or apple juice
  • 1 ounce Brandy optional

Instructions

  • FOR THE APPLES
  • Wash and dry and core the apples with an apple corer or a spoon.
    Scoop 1/2 inch of the apple out with a spoon to make room for the topping.
  • Rub the apple with the cut side of a fresh lemon where you scooped to prevent browning.
  • FOR THE CRUMB TOPPING
  • In a food processor fitted with a blade or medium size bowl using a pastry cutter, add the cold butter, brown sugar, flour, oatmeal, sea salt and cinnamon.
  • Pulse all ingredients until crumbly. You should have about 2 1/2 cups, and any un-used crumb topping can be frozen for another use.
  • TO FINISH AND BAKE
  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon into each apple - which is easier to do with the apple in your hand and the spoon of topping in the other. About 1/4 cup of filling into each apple.
  • Place the stuffed apples in an oven proof dish, and add the apple cider to the bottom, with or without the brandy.
  • Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes until you can easily poke the end of sharp knife in the side the apple to test for softness.
  • Serve warm with a spoonful of the cider from the baking pan drizzled on top, and whipped cream or ice cream if you'd like.

Nutrition

Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 804IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg