Everyone loves the snappy crunchy of a fresh apple. But what happens when those apples go past their prime, or come to you already slightly bruised or overripe? Apples in this state are actually perfect for baking, because a silky, soft texture is actually the desired outcome!
This recipe, which can be made with any type of apple, could not be simpler. Halved apples are topped with a brown sugar-kissed granola and baked for half an hour. Serve them at breakfast, topped with yogurt, or for dessert, with a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of ice cream.
Baked Apple Parfaits
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- 3 medium or large apples, any kind
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons lightly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt, whipped cream or ice cream (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut apples in half and remove the cores using a paring knife. Add apples to baking sheet, skin-side-down. Set aside.
- To make cinnamon granola: In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix together with a fork. Using a spoon, add topping to each apple. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
- Once apples are baked through, allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve with a large dollop of vanilla yogurt and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon (optional).
- Recipe: Chelsea Johns
- Photo and video: Dish Works