Baked Apples

I love fall.  Love love love.  I love the crispness in the air.  I love the smell of the leaves.  I love to watch the trees turn.  I love apples and pumpkins and mums!  LOVE FALL!

When I think I fall I think of warm and cozy things – fireplaces and sweaters, thick hearty soups and stews, and yummy fall desserts like pumpkin pie and baked apples.

I made these the other night and they were truly YUM.

2 small apples (I used fugi apples – because I had them)

Brown sugar sugar twin

cinnamon

vanilla extract

dried cranberries

chopped pecans

1 packet of sugar free apples and cinnamon oatmeal (I found mine at Walmart)

Water

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Slice your apples in half and remove the core with a spoon.  I use small apples because they are the pefect serving size, but you can do this with the big ones as well.

Lay the four apple halves skin side down in a pyrex baking dish.  Sprinkle with brown sugar sugar twin (to taste) and cinnamon.  Add a dash of vanilla extract to each apple.  Sprinkle a few dried cranberries on each apple, and about a teaspoon of chopped pecans.  Sprinkle the oatmeal over each apple half.   Add about 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of the dish and pour about a tablespoon over each apple half.

Bake for 45 minutes.

I’m going to dig my old Atkins pumpkin cheesecake recipe out for Thanksgiving this year.  It’s made with a pecan crust.  YUM.

I LOVE FALL!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kelly
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 13:28:34

    Thank you! Apple Crisp is full of so much sugar, but I love it, so I’ve been eating it, and it’s just about knocking me out! lol! I needed a healthy alternative 🙂

    Reply

  2. shelly
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 15:49:44

    o me tooooooo. i love the colors to. and i even like the smell of raw pumpkin meet.

    Reply

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