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4 apples (I often use a mix–Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Staymans, Fuji, etc.)
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup chopped nuts (I like pecans or walnuts)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon butter or coconut oil per apple
1 cup apple cider
Optional: fresh cranberries or raisins
Toppings: Greek yogurt, whipped cream, or ice cream
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Slice a thin layer off the top of the apple (to hold more of the topping) and core, leaving about a half inch of the bottom in tact. (I typically use an apple corer, take the whole core out, then cut the very bottom off the core and plug the whole. I find it so much easier that way.)
- Set the apples in a pie plate or square baking dish. Then mix the remaining ingredients except the butter or coconut oil and cider.
- Stuff the holes with the oat mixture and mound slightly on top of the apples. Sprinkle a slightly rounded quarter cup around the bottom of the baking dish. This will help thicken the cider into a syrupy sauce. If using, scatter the fresh cranberries or raisins around the base of the baking dish.
- Pour the cider around the apples (but not on top), and then top each apple with a teaspoon of butter or coconut oil.
- Cover the apples loosely with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 10-20 minutes or until you can poke a knife through the apple with no resistance.
- Serve warm with a dollop of Greek yogurt, whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.