Baked apples kind of feel like a short cut way to eat apple pie and you’ll never hear us complain. For the best baked apple experience, our favorite apple to use is the Honeycrisp: Juicy but sturdy, tangy and sweet, holding up like a champ to the 50-minute bake time. Don’t let our biases limit your options though: Granny Smiths, Galas, Pink Ladies, and Braeburns work equally well. We would advise you to stay away from the Red Delicious (their skins can be quite thick and tough) as well as Macintoshes (perfect for apple sauce but not great at holding their shape during baking). Because every apple’s moisture content varies, the exact cooking time will also vary. We recommend checking your apple’s doneness starting at 40 minutes; if they aren’t quite tender enough at 50 minutes of bake time, don’t be surprised if they take up to a whole hour to get to that perfectly syrupy stage.
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Preheat oven to 375°. Core apples with a melon baller without cutting through the bottom.
In a medium bowl mix together butter, oats, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Stuff butter mixture evenly into each apple.
Place apples in a small baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes and then remove foil.
Continue baking until apples are tender and the insides are syrupy, another 20 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.