Core, hollow out, and peel the top ¼ of the apple skins. Or, cut in half and core.
Place the apples in an 8-9” baking dish. If the apples don’t sit up, trim a small slice from the bottom of each.
After the cashews have soaked for at least 1 hour, drain them and place into a blender with ½ cup of the fresh water, the maple syrup and vanilla. Blend until smooth. This may take several minuts. Remove with a spatula to a bowl and refrigerate.
Drizzle the apples with 1 Tbl maple syrup and sprinkle with cinnamon. Stuff the centers with a few walnuts.
Pour ¼ cup water into the bottom of the dish, cover with foil and bake for about 30-45 minutes. Check for softness and bake longer if needed.
Uncover and bake another 10 minutes.
Before serving, top with chilled cashew cream and a sprinkling of granola.