Baked Apples With Amlou - Healthy Thanksgiving

Baked Apples with Amlou

Baked apples are a classic fall dessert. Here, they get a flavor boost from a nutty almond spread called amlou. Amlou is a rich, nutty spread similar to chunky almond butter that’s made from ground toasted almonds and argan oil. If you can’t find argan oil, you can substitute walnut oil. To take this comforting dessert to the next level, stir in half a teaspoon of orange blossom water into the amlou mixture before filling the apples.
Active Time: 20 Mins
Total Time: 1 Hour
Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 apple and 2 tbsp. amlou)

Ingredients (Organic)

  • 2/3 cup almonds (about 3 oz.)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons argan oil or walnut oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 6 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 medium-size red apples (such as Braeburn)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread almonds on a baking sheet. Toast at 400°F until golden, 5 to 6 minutes, stirring once after 3 minutes. Remove from oven.

Step 2

Pulse toasted almonds in a food processor until finely ground, about 10 times (take care not to over-grind them or they could turn into almond butter). With processor running, gradually add oil and honey, and process until combined, 2 to 3 seconds. Transfer to a medium bowl, and stir in oats, salt, and cinnamon.

Step 3

Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Remove core from apples with a sharp knife or an apple corer; transfer apples to an aluminum foil–lined baking dish.

Step 4

Stuff apples evenly with amlou mixture (about 2 tablespoons each). Bake at 350°F until apples are blistered and soft, about 40 minutes.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 309
  • Fat 17g
    • Sat fat 1g
    • Unsat fat 14g
  • Protein 5g
  • Carbohydrate 39g
  • Fiber 7g
  • Sugars 26g
  • Added sugars 9g
  • Sodium 84mg
  • Calcium 6% DV
  • Potassium 7% DV