Recipe: Baked apple with oat crumble

Baked AppleWarm apples and a crispy topping make this a comforting fall dessert. Leave the skin on the apples for a dose of fiber, and serve with a small scoop of vanilla yogurt, if desired.



Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

60 minutes


  • 2 medium apples (such as Gala, Fuji, Honey Crisp or Pink Lady)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons uncooked regular oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 orange, juiced (use some orange zest to add brightness to the finish product)
  • Optional: Serve with a dollop of vanilla yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Cut each apple in half horizontally (so stem is in one half and flower end is in the other). Use a spoon to remove most of the core from each half, leaving about a half-inch of apple in the floor of the rounded hole.

    Use your fingers to combine nuts, oats, brown sugar, butter, spices and salt until mixture resembles coarse meal. Fill each apple half with about 2 tablespoons of the mixture.

    Place apples in an 8-inch baking dish; pour orange juice in dish around apples. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle a small amount of orange zest on top for color (optional).

    Remove foil, and bake an additional 30 minutes or until apples are tender and easily pierced with a toothpick. (Baking time will vary depending on variety, size and ripeness of apples.)


Serving size 1/2 apple (without yogurt)

Calories 101, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 100mg, Total Carbohydrate 17g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 11g, Protein 1g