These little bombs of deliciousness is what Fall is all about. This is maple and apples and a crunchy crisp topping wrapped up in a pretty red and gold package. These have all the flavors of a traditional apple crisp, but stuffed and baked inside a fresh Fall apple. Top it off with some homemade granola and vanilla ice cream for an easy and tasty Fall treat everyone will love! This recipe is enough for 2 people, make sure to double it if you’ll be making these for the family.
1Remove the tops off the gala apples. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh and core of the apple. Save the fleshy parts as these will go into the compote. Peel the green apple and diced. Set the hollowed out gala apples aside. Preheat your oven to 350F.
2In a small sauce pan, heat the apples over medium heat with ghee/butter. Add the lemon juice and apple juice/cider. Bring the mixture to a soft boil and turn the heat down to medium low. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the maple syrup and cinnamon.
3Stir in the maple syrup and cinnamon. Bring to a soft boil and add the vanilla. Simmer for another 5-7 minutes until the mixture has thickened and the apples are soft. Add in a pinch of salt. Remove from heat and stir in the chia seeds. Fill the hollowed gala apples with the apple chia seed compote.
4Bake the apples at 350F for 15 minutes. Allow the apples to cool slightly, about 2-3 minutes. Serve warm. Top with homemade (or store bought) granola and your favorite ice cream.