4 McIntosh apples, pick 4 about the same size
2/3 cup Grape Nuts brand cereal
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (eyeball it)
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (eyeball it)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons cold butter
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped (a couple of handfuls)
2 tablespoons currants
Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Cut a deep X over the stem on each apple. Use a spoon to scoop halfway into each apple, making a cavity and removing the core. Trim the bottoms of the apples, if necessary, to make sure they sit upright. Place the apples in a small baking dish.
Mix the cereal with the cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, butter, nuts and currants. Stuff the apples and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the apples are tender and the filling is brown and bubbly. Tip: You can make this recipe with tart and tangy Granny Smith apples, too, but bake them for 45-50 minutes because they are much firmer apples to start with.
These baked apples are a Yum-o! Family-Friendly "treat." At Yum-o!, we believe in all things in moderation. Special treats like this dessert are to be eaten once in a while and only after you've been a good eater the rest of the time. That's why it's called a treat! To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael's nonprofit organization, go to www.yum-o.org.