10 apples (8 to stuff and 2 chopped)
1 stick of butter 1 cup oatmeal
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup of raisins
1 cup of pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of allspice
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 scoops of ice cream
Serve with: chopped pecans, ice cream, caramel sauce
Preheat the oven to 350.
Cut the top and bottom of the apples so they sit flat. Scoop out the core of the apples with a sharp spoon or tablespoon to make cups. Reserve the apple pieces and discard seeds/core. Brush apple cups with butter and bake in the oven 20 minutes.
For the filling: Chop the 2 extra apples into small pieces. In a large saucepan, melt the butter, add chopped apples, oatmeal, brown sugar, raisins, pecans, spices and lemon juice. If a creamy filling is desired, add two large scoops of vanilla ice cream to the pan and cook down with the filling for around 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add filling to each apple cup and return to oven to cook for an additional 5-10 minutes (or until apples are soft and cooked through). Top with ice cream, pecans and caramel sauce.