It may not be ideal apple picking season any longer, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy an amazing apple recipe. It is the season to enjoy delicious homemade recipes with your family and friends gathered around. So we thought it would only be appropriate to ask Nicole from, A Local Choice Blog, to share one of her seasonal recipes that everyone could enjoy with fresh, crisp apples. As the name implies, Nicole's blog focuses on the motto - one destination, one ingredient and one recipe, coming up with some gorgeous and extremely delicious recipes that everyone should try! The recipe that we thought we would share today is Oatmeal Cider Baked Apples, which are individually assembled and shared. Unfortunately, I never made it to the apple orchards this season, which just makes me sad, but Nicole went to Branstool Orchards, about an hour from Columbus, Ohio, and really got to know more about the orchards and Marshall Branstool. You can learn more on her blog, but you can scroll down for the delicious recipe!
Oatmeal Cider Baked Apples
1 cup old fashioned oats
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4-5 large apples
- 1- 1 1/2 cups Branstool Orchards Cider, plus 2 cups
Preheat oven to 375°F
In a large bowl, mix together oats, butter, cinnamon and slat
Using a melon baller and/or pairing knife, hollow out apples cutting within 1/4 inch of the bottom. Reserve everything but the core. Finely chop apple pieces and add to oats. Fill apples with oat mixture, fill to the top with cider (around 1/4 cup per apple), and bake for 40-50 minutes until apples are tender
In a small saucepan, cook 2 cups cider on medium high heat until bubbling and reduced to a thick sauce. Drizzle cider "caramel" on each apple before serving!
These would be the perfect personalized treat for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving or a simply beautiful fall day! Branstool Orchards is definitely on the list for next year, but until then these pics and recipe will have to do! Hope everyone is enjoying the prep-time for all the holiday fun and madness! Make sure to check back in to see some of our favorite hostess gifts, wrapping skills and holiday cheer!
Images by Nicole Pallante