I'm honestly never usually a big fan of apples until the month of November when they are in season. This year I have committed to try new varieties and while others have some desirable characteristics, fuji apples remain my favorite (I even use them for candied apples, recipe here). Juicy, tangy, and crisp, fuji apples are perfect for eating on their own but this morning I decided to bake up a chocolate apple crumble for a sweet and savory breakfast! Ten minutes of prep work and 35 minutes cooking time was all it took to achieve a special and decadent morning meal.
-1 fuji apple
-1/2 cup old fashioned oats
-1 tablespoon flour
-1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1 tablespoon chocolate chips
-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-1/4 cup maple syrup
Let's get started!
1: Slice apple in half:
2: Hollow apple halves with an ice cream scoop:
3: In a small bowl, mix oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, flour, butter, and chocolate chips together until evenly combined:
4: Fill apple halves with the crumble mixture using the ice cream scoop. Ensure each scoopful is tightly compact:
3: Place apples in a cake pan, drizzle with half the maple syrup, and fill the pan 1/4 of an inch deep with water:
4: Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a light crust begins to form.
5: Serve warm with an additional scouring of maple syrup, a dusting of powdered sugar, and a few extra chocolate chips:
Wouldn't this dish be even more decadent
with a scoop of vanilla ice cream over top?
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