This past Sunday I celebrated my birthday; as a family we had planned to travel to a nearby apple orchard. Of course it ended up being one heck of a week with illnesses taking over the family and by Sunday I felt it creeping up on myself. But in the end we decided to go for the short drive and spent a little bit of our morning picking apples together, enjoying a nice hay ride around the orchard and of course, sampling yummy cider donuts!
With each picking season, I love making lists of what I plan to make with my fruits. I do this for all seasons and always have more on my list than what I have time for, but that's really just the fun in it all. I always aim to fill the freezer with applesauce, caramel apple crisp, pies and maybe some apple butter. Now that I've dipped my feet in canning, I'm excited to try canning some of my own applesauce and maybe even pie filling.
These baked apples were another at the top of the list for this year. Something I've always wanted to make and I'm glad we did. They're like a healthier apple pie. And so very easy too!
I used some of my fruit crisp crumble topping I had in the freezer, and ended up adding just a bit of cinnamon to give it that homemade apple pie taste. We served our warm apples with a little bit of vanilla ice cream and it was certainly a delicious treat. Seriously, just like an apple pie!
Make sure to add these to your fall baking list this year. It'll be something the whole family enjoys!
Baked Apples w/Streusel Topping
6 medium apples
1 jar of fruit crisp crumble
1 tsp cinnamon
vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Wash and core each apple, careful to not cut out the bottom. I found it helpful to use a small paring knife.
Add cinnamon to about half of the crumble, you can store the remaining for another recipe or back in the freezer. Fill each apple with crumble topping, piling on as much as you'd like.
Place the filled apples into a small baking dish. Bake in oven for about 35 minutes. Apples will be soft. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes before serving warm with ice cream.