Baked apples are an easy dessert recipe the entire family will love. Perfect for fall entertaining!
5 gala apples, cut in half and cored
1 cup of old fashioned oats
¾ cup of flour
½ cup of brown sugar
½ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
¾ cup of melted unsalted butter
½ cup of slivered almonds
¼ cup of chopped walnuts
¼ cup of dried cranberries
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Carve a tablespoon out of the center of the apple and discard it. Flip the apple over and cut a small amount to create a flat surface.
In a medium bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix it all together.
Add three tablespoons of oatmeal mixture to the cavity and top of the apples. Place apples into a pan. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake apples for 25 minutes, then uncover for an additional 20 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Top with caramel sauce and ice cream, if desired.