Best with Organic Cooked Beets

Baked Beet Stuffed Apples

Servings: 4

What to do

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.  
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine the sugar with the molasses. Mix well with fork or fingers until molasses is completely distributed into the sugar.
  3. Add in butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, oats and mix well until a crumble texture forms. Gently fold in chopped beets. Set aside.
  4. Using a pairing knife, cut a circle into the top of each apple about 3/4 way down into the apple. Remove top pieces with the knife, then use a spoon to dig in and scoop out the apple core. This will take a little arm work. The more you scoop, more filling can be stuffed inside! Larger apples work best.
  5. Once cores are removed, scoop the filling into each apple. Press down and stuff in until it fills just over the top of the apple.
  6. In a pie dish or square baking dish, place the stuffed apples side by side. Pour apple cider or apple juice at the bottom of the dish. This is a crucial step or the bottom of the apples will burn! 
  7. Bake for 45 minutes until apples are just soft and top is bubbling and juicy. 
  8. While the apples are baking, prepare the caramel sauce. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine coconut milk and maple syrup. Bring to a slow boil, be careful to keep an eye out, this will over-boil fast! Once a boil, turn down heat to low and let simmer for 30-35 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. The mixture will be thick and bubbling when ready, and will turn a dark amber color. Once ready, remove from heat and add in coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt. Let cool for 10 minutes to thicken.
  9. One apples are ready and caramel is thickened, pour over top of apples. Save the rest for serving! 
  10. Baked apples store in the fridge for up to 7 days. Caramel sauce stores in an airtight container in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
  11. Serve apples with chopped toasted pecans, vanilla ice cream or yogurt. Enjoy!

What you’ll Need

4 Large Apples (Fiji, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady), rinsed and dried

2/3 cup Love Beets Organic Cooked Beets, chopped

1/2 cup coconut sugar, maple sugar or brown sugar

1/2 tsp molasses

6 Tbsp non dairy butter or grass fed butter, softened

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/2 cup old-fashioned whole rolled oats

Optional 2 Tbsp toasted pecans 

For baking:

3/4 cup apple cider or apple juice, or warm water

Salted Caramel Sauce:

1 14oz can full fat coconut milk or coconut cream

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

2 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp sea salt