- 1 lemon , cut in half
- 4 large red apples
- 3/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons butter
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- Whipped cream , optional
Combine remaining 9 tablespoons honey with 1/2 cup hot water and stir until well blended. Stand apples, cut side up, in a 9" x 9" shallow baking dish. Place 1 teaspoon butter in bowl of each apple and pour honey and water mixture on top. Cover dish with foil and bake until tender, 25 to 35 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring 1 3/4 cups water and a pinch of salt to a boil. Add oatmeal and apple pieces, and stir until mixture returns to a boil; reduce heat and cover. Cook until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Remove apples from oven and carefully fill with oatmeal mixture. Top with brown sugar. Place under the broiler 1 minute, just until light brown sugar is bubbly and dark brown. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.