Monday, October 10, 2011

Baked Apples

Recipe From: Kristen

1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup granola
1/3 cup chopped pecans
4 apples
Maple syrup for serving, if desired

1.Set oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8x8 inch pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

2.In a medium bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the sugar, forming coarse crumbs. Stir in the raisins, granola and pecans. Set aside.

3.With a melon baller, scoop out the center of each apple down through the core, leaving about 1/2 inch of the bottom. Pack the struesel filling into the center of each apple and pile some on top. Place apples in the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes.

4.Drizzle maple syrup on top if desired.

Notes: If you don't have granola, you could use oatmeal. It won't add the same crunch that the granola will, but it will still taste delicious.

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