My fiance is a huge Alton Brown fan. I was not so much, until I happened to be watching TV and his cooking show was on, and I loved every recipe! This was one I saw, and I made some adjustments to what I had on hand (mainly I had small apples). These came out delicious and I will definitely be making them again. Click here for the original recipe
- 3/4 cup oats
- 3/4 cup flour
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- Pinch salt
- 3/4 stick cold unsalted butter, diced (i used a little less butter than original recipe)
- 5 small apples or 4 apples (Fuji or what is on hand)
- 4 teaspoons honey
In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients and diced butter. Rub mixture briskly between finger tips until it forms small moist clumps in a loose sandy mixture. Refrigerate while preparing the apples.
Cut a small layer off the bottom of each apple to create a flat, stable bottom surface. With a small paring knife, cut a cylindrical cone out of the top of the apple, moving about 1-inch outside of the core, similar to removing the top of a pumpkin when carving a Jack O’Lantern. Remove the top and discard. With a melon baller or a teaspoon, remove the remaining core and seeds taking care not to puncture the base of the apple.
Place apples on a baking sheet or pie dish and fill each center with a teaspoon of honey. Spoon in mixture, packing lightly until heaped and overflowing over sides of the apples.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees on the top or middle rack for 40 minutes or until filling is golden brown and the tip of a paring knife can be inserted into the side of the apple with little or no resistance. Let apples stand for 10 minutes before serving.