Snacks & Treats
Easy Fall Dessert: Crisp-Stuffed Apples
BY JEN KOSSOWAN, MAMA.PAPA.BUBBA
Nov 5, 2018
Homemade apple crisp is a fall favourite in our house, and for good reason. Beyond being delicious and really easy to whip up, it’s also healthier than most desserts, which is just fine by me! This version is made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil and pure maple syrup, which switches things up a little and stuffs the crisp filling right inside the actual apple.
Are you sold yet?
Grab the kiddos and let’s make some crisp-stuffed apples!
Here what you’ll need:
- 3/4 cup of old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup of pecans, crushed (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
- 6 apples
- an apple corer
Set your apples aside and enlist your little helpers to measure out all of the other ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Next, get them to mix the ingredients up until everything is evenly combined. Over mixing isn’t a concern here, so let them really go for it if they want to.
Ask your little helpers to wash and dry your apples. Depending on their ages and experience in the kitchen, they may be able to core them too, or you can do this part of the job.
Place the cored apples into a thick-bottomed baking dish and begin scooping little bits of the crisp mixture into the holes. Pack down the mixture every few scoops so you get as much crispy goodness into the apples as possible.
I like to pack some down on the tops of the apples too, just because.
When stuffed to the brim, pop the crisp-stuffed apples into an oven preheated to 350˚F degrees. Cook times vary quite significantly depending on the variety of apple you use, but you’ll know they’re done when the tops are golden and crispy, and the apples can be easily poked with a fork. I usually start checking at the 20-minute mark and check back every five minutes or so after that.
More often than not, I find ours are perfectly done when they’ve been in the oven for 30 minutes. At this point the skin of the apples is usually splitting a couple of places, which is perfectly fine.
Once done, allow them to cool for a little bit and serve them while still warm. You can pair them with vanilla ice cream, freshly whipped cream, or just as is. Either way, enjoy!
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