All of the sweet and caramely goodness of a traditional apple crisp, stuffed and baked inside fresh Autumn apples with the best crumble topping. Top it off with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for an incredible fall treat everyone will go crazy for!
This. This right here. Is what Fall is all about. This is caramel and apples and sugary crumble topping and the smell of wonderful baked goodness all wrapped into the prettiest red and gold package. I’m just saying that if someone showed up on my doorstep with a ribbon tied around one of these stuffed baked apples, I’d probably swoon from the sight and the smell. At this particular moment I cannot think of anything more delightful than a stuffed baked apple filled with apple crisp yumminess.
Would you believe that I ate one of these babies for breakfast the other day? Of course you can, I tell you all the time about the wild things I eat before 10 am. You should see the funny looks I get from my husband when I pull cold pizza out of the fridge. Oh no, I don’t even reheat it. Cold, day-old pepperoni pizza makes for a fine first meal of the day.
Like I said, apple crisp is the probably on the lesser-weird end of the spectrum of crazy breakfast items I’ve enjoyed over the years.
To be honest I’m not much of an apple pie fan. Mostly because, well, I don’t like pie. But I like apple crisp. In fact I adore apple crisp. The saucy filling covered in a crispy sweet and salty crumble topping is enough to send me into a fit of uncontrollable joy.
But here is the thing, apple crisp in a casserole dish doesn’t taste half as good as apple crisp stuffed back into an apple and then baked. Seriously. This is the best way to eat apple crisp, hands down.
I don’t know about you but I like ice cream on top of my apple crisp. I like ice cream on top of everything, but in this case it’s actually a must. The ice cream to crumble topping to saucy cinnamon apple stuff must be just right in every single bite and what better way to do that then to pack all of those layers into an actual apple? This is my new favorite fall treat!
What people are saying about these Apple Crisp Stuffed Baked Apples
“I just made this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner! What a hit… So delicious and really festive looking. This recipe is spot on, although I’m a cinnamon fan so I added a bit more of that. I would make this again and again! Thank you!” – Farrell
“By the way my kitchen smells wonderful now. It’s lunch time and I’m eating your apple crisp for lunch!!! (it’s an apple so it’s still healthy right?) lol. They taste amazing, this recipe is definitely a keeper and I will be making these again. Now I must decide whether I should eat the second apple I made or save it for my son when he gets home from school…..” – Amber
“I made these this morning for a special Sunday brunch and they turned out magnificent! These baked apples are the perfect taste of fall. For apple recipes I tend to use several varieties, so to make these I used Honey Crisp for for the hallowed apple and a mixture of Macintosh and gala for the filling. I paired them with some vanilla ice cream and homemade cinnamon vanilla whipped cream. Needless to say, I’ll definitely be baking these again ” – Natalie
Apple Crisp Stuffed Baked Apples
- 8 apples - (I used fuji apples)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup oats
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons butter - chilled and cut into cubes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. First, prepare the crumble topping. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, oats, brown sugar, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry knife, or two forks, or with your hands until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
- Peel and chop 4 of the apples. Add chopped apples, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon to a medium sauce pan and sauté over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove from heat.
- Chop the tops off of the remaining 4 apples and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh. Discard the flesh or save it for another recipe.(See Note) You don't need to get every little bit out, just enough to make a "bowl" for the filling.
- Fill scooped-out apples with apple filling from the sauce pan. Top with a generous amount of crumble topping.
- Place stuffed apples on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until crumble topping is crispy. Serve warm and top with ice cream and caramel sauce if desired. Enjoy!