I don’t know about you but ever since September hit I’ve been obsessing over all things pumpkin. Ok, not just pumpkin, all fall food. Pumpkin, apples, nuts, warm spices, soups…. ahhhhh. I’m into the seasonal eating. I love when things taste their freshest and best! So even though here in Oklahoma it’s still in the 90’s, I’m pretending like the leaves are already changing and making food that’s gold, red, orange, and brown. Last night I pulled out my 2 staples, Omghee (the best tasting ghee, EVER) and pumpkin pie spice. I had bought a couple of cans of pumpkin, gala apples, and a bag of pecans. I knew I wanted to make something with them, just wasn’t sure what until I got into the kitchen.
I decided to do a baked apples with a pumpkin filling. Yes, I think I qualified myself for genius status with this recipe. You only need a few ingredients and an hour, your taste buds will thank me.
What you’ll need:
4 – 6 mediums apples (I used 4 but there was leftover filling)
1/2 can of pure pumpkin
2 T. pumpkin spice
1/2 cup of pecans
3 T. OMGhee
First cut the tops off your apples. Use a spoon or a melon baller to scoop the core and insides out, leaving about 1/4 inch on the sides and bottoms. I saved some of the cleaner pieces and tossed it in with my pumpkin mixture. In a food processor combine a dollop of your OMGhee, a tablespoon of pumpkin spice, your 1/2 can of pumpkin, and both the eggs. Mix until combined. If you like something a little sweeter, add a tablespoon or two of maple syrup. I try to stay away from sugar as much as possible so I didn’t include it in the recipe, but I think it would really hit the spot if that’s your thing.
Now, spoon your filling into your hollowed out apples. Add your apple hats back on for the baking. I added another dollop of ghee to the little dip in the top and sprinkled everything with the pumpkin spice.
Bake for 45 minutes at 350. While your apples are cooling. throw your pecans, a tablespoon of ghee, and some pumpkin pie spice into a skillet. On medium heat, toss your pecans for a few minutes. Careful not to burn them.
Isn’t that beautiful?!
Now you just plate your apple and sprinkle the pecans over the top. I occasionally do dairy and I happened to have some heavy whipping cream in my fridge so I whipped up some of that with a touch of pumpkin spice.
A heavenly fall treat.