In Southern California we really only experience a sort of quasi occasional fall day. However, we have our moments nonetheless. For those moments we crave the same wonderful compliments to the season that, “east-coasters,” and other inhabitants with seasons do; scarves, hats, warm and comforting fall food, snuggling and the likes.
Therefore, we are entitled to indulging in things like warm chai lattes and boots even if it is seventy-five degrees outside. A fun way to indulge in the sweet comforting flavors of fall is with baked apples. Below is a recipe for Baked Tango apples with a streusel topping. What are Tango apples? Tango apples are a delicious cross between apples and Zestar apples. These apples are juicy, sweet and tart. A vibrant acidity makes Tango apples great for baking because the flavors carry through high temperatures.
Baked Tango apples with streusel topping
- 6 Tango apples (core removed and halved)
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Method of Preparation
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl until it reaches crumble consistency.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place apple haves face down on a foiled and lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10 min.
Remove from oven, flip apples, top with streusel and bake for an additional 10-15 min.
Serve over vanilla ice cream or with fresh ricotta cheese. Enjoy!