Warm Cinnamon Baked Apples with Granola

My mom used to make this for me when I was a kid so it brings back lots of memories. My mom simply baked apples filled with sugar, butter and cinnamon. But for some extra crunch, add granola or chopped nuts. 

4 large baking apples
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup of granola

Optional ingredients: pecans, walnuts, honey

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Wash and core your apples.

Combine the butter, brown sugar, granola and cinnamon in a bowl. (Sometimes I add chopped pecans or walnuts for more crunch.) Fill your the hole in your apple left from taking out the core with the mixture.

Fill a baking dish or pyrex with about 3/4 cup water to cover the bottom. Place your apples upright in the dish. Bake for an hour until the apples are soft and the filling looks browned. You can even drizzle with honey before you serve.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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