Cranberry Stuffed Apples

cranberry stuffed apples

Cranberry Stuffed Apples

My Instagram feed is currently filled with cookie pictures, and it’s truly the gift that keeps on giving! When it comes to the holidays, I love whipping up a good mix of classic recipes and healthy alternatives (basically how I am with all my food). But sometimes, I want something that’s sweet, festive, and not a cookie!

Enter Cranberry Stuffed Apples. This recipe is honestly one of my favorite winter desserts! They’re just as warm and cozy as our Skinny Baked Pears recipe, but with a more wintery twist. Plus, they’re great for parties as each Cranberry Stuffed Apple is like a cute, individual cobbler. 

cranberry stuffed apples

 

Cranberry Stuffed Apples
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For the Stuffed Apples
  1. 3 large Honeycrisp apples
  2. 1/2 cup whole cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  3. 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  4. 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 3 Tablesppon honey
  6. 1 1/2 Tablespoons of butter
  7. Dash salt
  8. 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
For the Topping
  1. 2 Tablespoon butter
  2. 1/4 cup flour (gluten free optional)
  3. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 1/3 cup quick oats
  6. 1 Tablespoon sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Slice each apple in half. Use the knife to carefully remove the stem, seeds, and bottom blossom from each half without removing too much of the rest of the apple.
  3. Holding one half in your hand, use a spoon to chip away at and scoop out the inside of the apple until a “bowl” is formed, setting aside the apple bits. The inside should be mostly carved out, with an edge about a quarter inch thick. Repeat and place the scooped out apple halves onto a baking tray.
  4. Roughly dice the apple bits into smaller chunks. Place in a pot with the cranberries, butter, vanilla, honey, lemon juice, salt, and cinnamon and cook over medium heat until the apples and cranberries have cooked down somewhat and a thick, cinnamon sauce has formed.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat, and scoop the filling out evenly into each scooped out apple half.
  6. Add the topping ingredients into a bowl and mix until a crumble forms. Spread evenly on top of each stuffed apple.
  7. Gently cover the stuffed apples with a sheet of aluminum foil. Place in the oven and cook for 20-40 minutes, until the apples are cooked through. Remove the foil for the last 5 minutes of baking.
  8. Remove the stuffed apples from the oven. Serve warm with ice cream, whipped cream, or yogurt.
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