Nothing says fall quite like apples and cinnamon! This classic and delicious Baked Apples Recipe is a perfect treat to kick off the fall season!
My mom often made baked apples when I was growing up. They are so simple to make, and a quite healthy treat (if you can enjoy them without ice cream!).
Baked apples make a nice dessert, but I love them for breakfast too!
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How to Make Baked Apples
- 4-6 apples see notes
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans - chopped
- 1/4 cup raisins currents or dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon butter divided
- 3/4 cup water boiling
- Preheat oven to 375*F.
- In a small bowl add sugar, cinnamon, nuts and raisins and stir to combine.
- Prepare apples by washing well and cutting out just the core. An apple corer is very helpful if you have one.
- Once the cores are removed, place apples into a baking dish (9"x9" or similar). Stuff each apple with sugar mixture, pressing as much into the cavity as you are able. Any excess mixture can just be sprinkled into the bottom of the dish.
- Cut the Tablespoon of butter into 4 or 6 pieces and press a piece of butter onto the top of each filled apple (as pictured in blog post).
- Pour very hot/boiling water into the baking dish, pouring around the apples, not directly on top of the apples.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes until apples are tender, but not mushy.
- Allow to cool slightly, then enjoy as is or topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Any apples leftover can be stored in the refrigerator and heated in the microwave the following day.
Bake with or without the lid?
Di Jayawardena says
I have never had baked apples so decided to give this a try. I decided to make only two as I just wanted to try and see how they turned out. I set the timer on the oven to 30 mins and when I checked on them they were overbaked. Sigh. I should have set the timer to 15 mins and checked on it since I was baking two versus the six as in the recipe.
I will try again over the weekend.
The pictures look great and it sounds and looks delicious.
Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules says
I’ve never tried baked apples! They sound like a healtheir apple pie though (without crust) and they look absolutely beautiful!
I wish I had one of these delicious baked apples in front of me right now! 🙂 Yum!!
Thanks Jocelyn! They are such a great fall treat (and quite healthy if you can go without the ice cream) =)
heather @french press says
we love baked apples, but the ice cream is a must! looks delicious Glory
miss b says
We have just picked more apples from our tree and I was ready for some recipe ideas so thank you for these.
Natalie | Paper & Birch says
Wow, I can’t believe I’ve never had baked apples before. These look sooo yummy! 😀