baked apple halves with oat streusel

baked apples with oat streusel recipe-- with spice seasonal food blog

These baked apples with a chewy streusel topping are the perfect Fall treat. The apples are halved and baked in a bath of apple cider, then they’re stuffed with a butter, honey, oat streusel and baked again until the topping is crisp. 


oat streusel

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed and at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

baked apples

  • 6 tart apples, peeled, halved and cored
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups apple juice


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine butter, vanilla, whole wheat flour, oats, salt, honey and brown sugar with your fingers until well mixed and homogenous. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Pour apple juice in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Toss apples with melted butter, sugars, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl, then place cut side up in the baking dish and cover with foil.
  4. Bake until the apples are soft but not falling apart, about 20 minutes. Check halfway through to see how they’re cooking, some apple varieties may cook in 15 minutes while others may need up to an hour. When soft but not mushy, remove the foil and carefully top the apples with the streusel.
  5. Raise the oven to 425°F and bake apples about 20 more minutes, or until the topping is golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature, and definitely with vanilla ice cream.


serves 10- 12 | recipe adapted from huckleberry: stories, secrets, and recipes from our kitchen, by zoe nathan

  • the baked apples can be kept up to 3 days in the refrigerator


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