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Baked Cinnamon Apples

Baked Cinnamon Apples with Graham-Cracker Crumble

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With autumn on the horizon, Chef Michelle is highlighting one of our favorite seasonal fruits, slicing up sweet Gala apples and tossing them with sugar, cinnamon, and a touch of lemon juice. A mixture of buttery brown sugar and crushed graham crackers makes the simple, satisfying topping for a decadent fall treat you’ll want to enjoy fresh from the oven—with or without a scoop of ice cream.


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    By Chef Michelle

    By Chef Michelle

    Nutritional info

    • Calories 270
    • Protein 2g
    • Total Carb 40g
    • Total Fat 12g

    Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

    Ingredients & Equipment

    What we send

    • unsalted butter
      1/4 cup
      unsalted butter
    • graham crackers
      graham crackers
    • Gala apples
      Gala apples
    • lemon
    • granulated sugar
      2 tablespoons
      granulated sugar
    • ground cinnamon
      1/2 teaspoon
      ground cinnamon
    • flour
      1/3 cup
    • dark brown sugar
      1 tablespoon
      dark brown sugar

    What You’ll Need

    • kosher salt
    • large resealable plastic bag
    • 6" small pot or rolling pin (optional)
    • 8" small ovenproof skillet
    • aluminum foil

    Cooking Steps

    1. Prepare Ingredients

      Prepare Ingredients

      Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut butter into ¼-inch cubes, then place in refrigerator until ready to use. Place graham crackers in a large resealable plastic bag. Using a small pot or rolling pin, gently crush into fine crumbs. Rinse apples, slice off rounded sides, and discard cores. Cut into ½-inch cubes. Halve lemon.

    2. Make Apple Filling

      Make Apple Filling

      In a medium bowl, stir together granulated sugar, cinnamon, 2 tablespoons flour, and ⅛ teaspoon salt to combine. Add apples, juice of ½ lemon, and 2 tablespoons water and toss to combine. Save remaining lemon to brighten a glass of water.

    3. Bake Apple Filling

      Bake Apple Filling

      Spoon apple filling into a small ovenproof skillet. Spread in an even layer, reserving bowl for making topping. Cover with foil and bake, rotating pan halfway through, until apples have softened, about 35 minutes.

    4. Make Crumble Topping

      Make Crumble Topping

      While apple filling bakes, wipe bowl from filling clean and add brown sugar, crushed graham crackers, remaining flour, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Stir to combine. Remove butter from refrigerator. Using your hands or a fork, work butter into graham-cracker mixture to combine into a crumbly texture—the butter pieces should be pea-sized.

    5. Prepare Baked Apples

      Prepare Baked Apples

      Once softened, remove baked cinnamon apples from oven and sprinkle over graham-cracker crumble. Return to oven and bake until topping is golden brown, 8-10 minutes. This is a great time to catch up on cleanup! 

    6. Finish and Plate Baked Apples

      Finish and Plate Baked Apples

      Allow baked cinnamon apples with graham-cracker crumble to cool slightly, 5-10 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy your delicious treat!

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