Sep 28, 2010

Delightfully Baked Apples




Baked apples topped with oats, cinnamon and brown sugar. Like little individual apple crisps without all the added fuss of cutting and peeling the apples. A simple, low fat, healthy dessert for a cool autumn evening, serve this a la mode for an extra special treat!


Delightfully Baked Apples
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/2 apple with topping • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 152.8 • Fat: 6.3 g • Protein: 1.1 g • Carb: 26.4 g • Fiber: 3.4 g 

Ingredients:
  • 2 large apples, cut in half
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp quick oats
  • pinch of cinnamon

Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350º. Cut apples in half and remove core and seeds with a small pairing knife or spoon.

    In a small bowl combine butter, brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon. Spoon on top of the apple halves and sprinkle with cinnamon. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Serve warm with fat free whipped cream or low fat ice cream.

    71 comments :

    1. Warm apples with cinnamon sound perfect this time of year. I love how the apples serve as their own little bowls!

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    2. Yum! This looks like a perfect autumn snack. Great recipe- can't wait to try it out!

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    3. This recipe looks so simple, but so delicious. I can't wait to try it.

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    4. I've been searching for a recipe just like this!! Thank you:)

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    5. Oh Gina! I can't wait to try this. I love Apple Crisp but since WW never tried to get one to be point friendly. I will be making this tonight for a special treat. Thanks!

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    6. I would like to try this but I only have regular oats. Does anyone here (or Gina) think those would work?

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    7. Making that tonight for dinner!!!

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    8. This is such a terrific, easy idea!

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    9. Thanks guys!! I love the simplicity of this. I'm a bit of a lazy cook, sonthe simpler the better! This is great with pears too! Regular oats would work, raisins would also make a nice addition.

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    10. I think if you use pears make sure you should peel them - the skins tend to be much tougher and more bitter imo. But these were sooo good, don't know why we didn't think of doing something so simple for snack time before - will be making a regular appearance this fall!

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    11. Oh. My. Goodness. This is one that I am going to share at my next WW meeting. I do have one question though - is there an easy way to print off the recipes that you post on the blog?

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    12. These look great! Any suggestions for what kind of apples would be best?

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    13. @Anonymous - a crisper apple would be best since they are getting baked in the oven. You don't want the skin to be too tough.

      I love baking apples! I have some that I need to use - I'm going to give this recipe a try tonight, thanks Gina!

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    14. I was just thinking about baked apples! YUM!

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    15. Hi Gina...I wrote a special blog tonight to say thank you...you've helped me more than you know. Here's the link...

      http://mindingmyweigh.blogspot.com/2010/09/ginas-skinny-recipes.html

      Thanks again!!!
      Kimberlynn

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    16. Love this!!! I actually just made this for breakfast!! I read this and thought, hmm...I just went apple picking, I have all of these ingredients...I would have NEVER thought of this and I cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH for your blog...You have helped me tremendously and I've shared your blog at my WW meeting.. Anyhow, minus the ice cream/whip this made for a lovely breakfast with a 1pt yogurt on the side..

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    17. YUM! I can't wait to try it!

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    18. Great advice about peeling the pears!!

      Gala apples would be nice, or any apple you like to use to make apple pie. I used what I had, which was Granny Smith, a bit tart but a sweeter apple would be nicer.

      @Kimberlynn- So sweet of you to post and your photos looked great!

      This sounds great for breakfast with yogurt! I love dessert for breakfast!!

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    19. I absolutely love green apples and this recipe made my mouth water! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks again, Gina!

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    21. YUMMY!
      This is a friday's favorite for sure :-)

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    22. Tried it tonight for dinner! Was delicious! So easy to make. My 3 year old helped me prepare it! I used cortland apples which are good for this sort of thing (baking)! YUM! Great with low fat vanilla bean ice cream! Also made your apple crisp recipe last week which is DELICIOUS! and I don't bake! Thanks!

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    23. Just ate this and boy was it good!

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    24. another success! loved this! this is perfect for a snack/breakfast/dessert/anything!

      here is a picture of my apple. not as fancy as yours, but it was so amazing!

      http://twitpic.com/2unutt

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    25. So EASY!!

      Melissa, I love that you put your photo, thanks for posting!

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    26. Kelly Bolduc10/8/10, 6:20 PM

      Ugh thank goodness! I have 7 apples that I picked on Sunday and I need to do something with 2 of them because I only need 5 to make a pie haha! AND my bf Jon will eat this because I can control the sugar (he dislikes many sweets) for his apple.
      :D

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    27. i made this the other night with jonathan apples and it was SO Tasty and Easy to boot! i used regular oats and they worked fine. even my "fruit is NOT a dessert"/oats disliking husband polished his off. i will be making this a LOT from now on! thank you :D

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    28. @heidi, lol - it's dessert to me once it's baked and covered with spices!

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    29. I have the same question about using regular oats -- maybe if you pulse them first in the processor? Also, what about microwaving the apples instead of baking?

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    30. I love, love, love your website!!! keep it going, thank you for doing this, you have inspired me to cook and now cook ww recipes!!! Thank you again!

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    31. really good! I used granny smith apples, but I will go with a sweeter apple next time!! thanks gina....I'm lovin' the recipes!

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    32. Mine are in the oven now. I'm using jonagold apples from a local orchard. Yum! I think I'll use vanilla greek yogurt instead of ice cream. Thanks for the recipe. They look delish.

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    33. I just started WW and dessert is my weakness. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe. I just 1/2 it for my husband and I and when he took his first bite he said, "I love you" :) It was delicious and I didn't feel like I was being deprived AT ALL.

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    34. Annie, I'm glad your husband liked it, that was so sweet!

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    35. I made these last night, and I've already eaten 2 today! Best 6 points of my day, as they really are delicious! I like how they really taste the honest to goodness apple crisp, but like you said without the fuss. Thank you!

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    36. Since apples aren't any points, shouldn't this only be 3 points plus?

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    37. I just made this, and they totally satisfied my dessert craving. I would like to second what mmchugh2 said. With all fruits being 0 p+, I put the topping ingredients into the recipe builder and came up with 2 p+ a serving ( I used light butter). So, I ate both halves and I don't feel guilty.

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    38. When fruit is used in a recipe, it is no longer 0 points, not sure why! Great idea using light butter, my favorite is from Trader Joe's.

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    39. Hi Gina! Thanks for this fantastic dessert. I made it tonight and loved it.

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    40. Gina!!

      I love your site and just made this last night at a friends house. I was nervous but it turned out great!!! I used Gala apples and it was so delicious. They were stoked that it was low calorie and I was stoked to find something to like as much as I like cobblers or crisps. Thank you for being awesome!

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    41. I'm glad you took a chance anyway!

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    42. Oh my...this was so good. My daughter frowned at it when she saw me make it, but it only took one bite! She ate a whole serving w/ coconut ice cream. :)

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    43. I made this last night. They are amazing! I can't wait to make it again!

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    44. All Purpose flour or self rising?

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    45. I loved this recipe! Gina, how do I make apples soft in the oven? Would I have to bake them longer?

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    46. I've been wanting to try this recipe for a while now and so I decided to make this instead of apple pie tonight. It's in my little toaster oven right now and my room is smelling like apples and cinnamon, yum! Can't wait to try this :)

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    47. I've just made this recipe last week (in Spanish):

      http://ricosinazucar.com/2011/10/06/manzanas-asadas-con-crocanti-de-almendra/

      and today, by chance (throw Family Fresh Cooking blog), I discover you and these delicious apples you cooked last year! Isn't that magic???
      ;-D

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    48. So, so, sooooo good :) My kids adored these! Perfect Sunday Fall dessert!

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    49. Sooooo good! And very easy to make! Next time I might chop up a few walnuts and add it to the stuffing mix.

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    50. Is the 1/2 apple 4 points or 1 point (4 for the total of two apples)

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    51. If you have an apple corer you can take out the seeds and the stem part before you cut the apple in half. make a cool little groove for the yummy stuff too!

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    52. These were great just made them for dinner!! Couldn't ask for a better recipe when your craving apples...

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    53. These were so easy to make and so scrumptious! I love apples and granola so this was just the best combination

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    54. Thank you, Gina. I had a craving for apple pie, and this was the ultimate compromise :).

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    55. Just made these and wow simply delicious!!! I love how I had everything on hand, clean up was a breeze. I may add extra topping next time, Gina what is the calorie count on just the topping? Thanks for sharing.

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    56. Oh my gosh, these are delicious! I just made them for my husband and myself. He (of course) layered on the ice cream. I opted for a little bit of vanilla yogurt. Yummo! Thank you!

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    57. The topping was amazing but my Fuji apple wasn't very soft. Any pointers? Thank you for your many great recipes!

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    58. The topping was amazing but my Fuji apple wasn't very soft. Any pointers? Thank you for your many great recipes!

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    59. Oh my...this was delicious. And soooo easy that my 5 year old did most of the work.

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    60. This was awesome and so easy to make. I had everything to make it and just did it as soon as I read this! The topping was so good, I can't wait to try that little mixture on other things. The apples I used were leftover from a trip to the mountains recently, but were still just as good and soft! Thanks for sharing this!

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    61. Gina,
      Do you know if these are okay for reheating? I am thinking of making these for Thanksgiving.

      Thanks!

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    62. Oh-My-Goodness these were fantastic. Made them this afternoon for a football game day treat. Wonderful :)

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    63. I have this in the oven RIGHT NOW!!! Can't wait to try it out!! Love all of your recipes :)

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    64. Hi, Gina! I felt like having a taste of fall today, so I tried this recipe with a peeled, cored Gala apple. Instead of butter, I used applesauce and 1/4 tbsp. of Wilton's butter flavoring to add the buttery taste. I also used only half the amount of brown sugar and made up the rest using Stevia in the Raw. I topped it with fat free whipped cream. Delicious!!

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    65. I just posted about this delicious apple bake at http://noellereally.com/

      Thanks for the recipe!

      noelle

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    66. A super easy, quick low fat dessert or anytime snack!!

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    67. Would you also recommen granola as the topping? I'm going to try these this weekend as I just joined WW and a bit overwhelmed on the points program...thanks for posting!

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