• Fall means its time for apples! I love busting out my apple recipes and utilizing all of the fantastic seasonal apples. One of my favorite fall deserts would be baked stuffed apples. This is one of those recipes that you really could eat for breakfast too. It’s not much more sweet than a bowl of cereal. Plus it has things like apples and oats. They are good for you, right?

    Let’s get right to the goods here.

    Grab some apples. I used five Fujis. You will need to remove the cores of your apples. However, try to leave about a quarter inch at the bottom of the apple so all of the goodness that you stuff inside won’t fall out. I used a paring knife to gut mine. Don’t panic if you accidentally go all the way though. Just stick a small square of foil underneath the apple then stuff it. The foil will keep the goodness in.

    Once you have cored your apples give them a good washing.

    In a large bowl mix 1/3 cups of oats (not quick cooking or you will end up with gruel) 1/3 cup of dark brown sugar, 1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter, and one teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg.

    Stuff the apples until they are practically overflowing with the oat mixture. Place them in your crock pot. Pour a generous half cup of apple juice (mix with water if you want less sugar) into the bottom of your crock pot. Cover and turn on high. Cook until your apples are falling apart. This really depends on two things, how well you like your apples cooked. I prefer mine less cooked than other people. I like just a tiny crunch still there. It will also depend on the size of your apples. Smaller apples will obviously cook quicker. I begin to check mine right at about two hours.

    Serve these warm for breakfast, or a la mode for desert!