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Outside In Baked Candied Apple Snack | Feed Your Skull

Meet the new dessert snack everyone will love. Whole-foods plant-based at its best. To twist it up it’s an Outside In Baked Candied Apple.

Caramel sauce, upgraded from sugary chemicals to softened medjool dates.

This is so delicious that I’ve given you 3 ways to enjoy it. No heat required, baked and microwaved for quick convenience.

Outside In Baked Candied Apple Snack | Feed Your Skull

Bake multiple apples and call it a party.

Outside In Baked Candied Apple Snack | Feed Your Skull

I used jonagold apples from my most recent WSU orchard trip. A Jonagold apple is a cross between Golden Delicious and the Jonathan.  It is both sweet and tart with a more fluffy texture—but not mealy. I bought these to use in apple butter plus a few extra for fun recipes like these candied apples.

Outside In Baked Candied Apple Snack | Feed Your Skull

Cut the tops off kind of like a pumpkin and use an ice cream scoop or spoon to remove extra fruit. Make room for that crunchy sweet filling.

Outside In Baked Candied Apple Snack | Feed Your Skull

The filling is nothing but some of the saved apple pieces, softened medjool dates, and some dry roasted peanuts.

Outside In Baked Candied Apple Snack | Feed Your Skull

Having fresh orchard apples around I realized that browning apples were not just a figment of my grade school imagination. Fresh apples still brown!

Outside In Baked Candied Apple Snack | Feed Your Skull Outside In Baked Candied Apple Snack | Feed Your Skull

They taste delicious prepared any of the ways you have time for. Straight off the cutting board, baked or microwaved.

Outside In Baked Candied Apple Snack | Feed Your Skull

Go!

Outside In Baked Candied Apple

    Outside In Candied Apple can be split over the day for an a.m./p.m. snack or eaten in addition to a salad as a light meal.

    Nutritional Info for 1 apple - Calories: 308 - Fat: 7g - Fiber: 10g - Protein: 5g - Calcium: 4% - Potassium: 19% - Iron: 5% - Manganese: 21% - Vitamin C: 14% - Niacin: 15%

    Ingredients

    • 1 medium to large jonagold apple
    • 2 medjool dates, pitted
    • 1 tablespoon dry roasted unsalted peanuts
    • salt

    Instructions

    1. Cut—with a paring knife—the top of the apple to create a lid, like a pumpkin, cut at an angle and remove. Use an ice cream scoop to remove the seeds and fruit to create room.
    2. Not cooked
    3. Spread the dates out with your fingers until they are flattened. Press them to the inside of the apple and sprinkle with a dash of salt. Take some of the apple pieces (not all will fit) and chop them up, add them to the inside of the apple alternating with peanuts and apple until full.
    4. Baked - preheat oven to 350F & spray a square of tinfoil with cooking spray
    5. Soak pitted dates in enough warm water to cover them for about 15 minutes, this will soften them a bit. When softened, lay them on a cutting board and flatten with a fork, sprinkle with salt and apply them to the inside of the apple. Take some of the apple pieces (not all will fit) and chop them up, add them to the inside of the apple, alternating with peanuts and apple until full.
    6. Wrap in tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes at 350F.
    7. Microwaved
    8. Soak pitted dates in enough warm water to cover them for about 15 minutes, this will soften them a bit. When softened, lay them on a cutting board and flatten with a fork, sprinkle with salt and apply them to the inside of the apple. Take some of the apple pieces (not all will fit) and chop them up, add them to the inside of the apple, alternating with peanuts and apple until full.
    9. Place in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1:30-2 minutes until the middle starts to expand out of the apple.
    10. Enjoy!
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    Eat with a fork, spoon, or cut in half with a knife. Let it cool and pick up with your fingers for the ooey gooey experience. Have fun!

    Outside In Baked Candied Apple Snack | Feed Your SkullDid you eat your candied apple on the stick or cut it up? Due to braces growing up, I cut up apples and removed corn from the cob. Still do, it’s one of those habits that just stuck.

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