Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Prep Time
20 Mins
Bake Time
45 Mins
Cook Time
6 Mins
Makes 8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Cut apples in half, cutting through stem and bottom ends. Scoop out core and pulp, leaving a 3/4-inch shell. Cut about 1/4 inch from opposite side of apple, forming a flat base.

Step 2

Stir together crushed granola bars and next 4 ingredients. Spoon mixture into apple shells, pressing to gently pack. Arrange apples in a 13- x 9-inch pan. Pour cider around apples in pan.

Step 3

Bake at 375° for 25 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender, basting twice with pan juices.

Step 4

Place apples on a serving plate. Add preserves to pan juices, and cook, over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until thickened. Serve apples with warm sauce and Greek yogurt.

Step 5

Granola-Ginger Baked Pears: Substitute 4 Bosc pears for apples. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Step 6

Note: Baking times will vary greatly due to the ripeness of your fruit. Begin testing for doneness by inserting a wooden pick directly into the fruit (not granola mixture) after 25 minutes of baking. A wooden pick should be able to pierce the fruit easily with just a little resistance. Overcooking will lead to the fruit losing its natural shape and becoming mushy. For testing purposes only, we used Nature Valley Oats 'N Honey Crunchy Granola Bars.

Ratings & Reviews

brinkmama's Review

December 05, 2009
These were a delicious brunch addition. Great texture with the granola. We didn't use the yogurt, the apples were good enough on their own!

psquaredk's Review

January 17, 2009
I served this Christmas Morning, and it was a great hit with my guests...easy, amid chaos, and lite before the heavier meals later in the day. We had left over granola and used it on oatmeal...YUM!