January 27, 2011

Crunchy Baked Apple Stacks



I have been craving sweets a lot lately. But I have been resisting the urge to make things because for two people, it's just so much quantity to make a cake or a batch of cookies. But now that I have found these lovelies, I am really in trouble. This was a marriage of two recipes: one from Martha and one from Donna Hay, two kitchen geniuses so it was bound to be delicious. (Does that make me a super-genius for this recipe?)

Warm, sweet, easy and pretty. It doesn't get any better than this!


Crunchy Baked Apple Stacks
Serves 2

Ingredients
  • 2 red apples, cored and thickly sliced
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


Directions
  • Preheat oven to 355 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, mix together oats, sugar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Place the bottom slice of each apple on the tray and top each slice with a spoonful of the oat mixture. Repeat with remaining oat mixture and apple slices.
  • Bake stacks for 25-30 minutes or until apple is just soft.
  • Serve with whipped or ice cream, if desired.
Recipe adapted from Donna Hay, No Time to Cook and Martha Stewart, The New Classics

9 comments:

  1. These look amazing! A perfect treat for two.

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  2. Delicious, Lindsay! I like having a fruit dessert. So much less guilt. I love baked apples. Great!

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  3. these are so pretty looking! can't wait to try them. plus it gives me an excuse to use my apple corer!

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  4. Butter, brown sugar, and apples....I don't need anything else. :)

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  5. These look so much fun. I've made baked apples a few times and I really want to try this variation out

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  6. Baked apples are such an awesome winter dessert! So comforting and warm and gooey... This recipe looks and sounds wonderful!!!

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  7. Thank you for this recipe; like you I really love to find a dessert recipe for 2.This one sounds super!

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  8. These look seriously amazing! I love baked apples and these look great!

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  9. Sounds like a sure winner.
    Pretty presentation on that first picture.

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