Easy Baked Apples
Baked apples are a simple, cozy dessert the whole family will love and filled with warm spices, oats, nuts, and raisins. Watch the video above!
Servings: 4 servings
- 4 large baking apples
- 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup raisins, dried cranberries or other dried fruit roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons butter or ghee melted
- 3/4 cup apple cider or apple juice
- 1/2 lemon cut into wedges
Preheat your oven to 375F. Add the oats, chopped pecans, dried fruit, coconut sugar, cinnamon nutmeg, and melted butter to a bowl. Then mix that together until it's well combined.
Using a melon baller or paring knife, core the tops of the apples. Then scoop out some of the apple, so that you have a cavity about an inch and a half wide. Just make sure you don't core through the bottom of the apple.
Remove about 1/2" of the skin around the top. This helps to prevent the apple skin from bursting when baking. Transfer your apples to a baking dish, standing them upright, and if they wobble you can slice a little bit off the bottom to make them more stable. Then squeeze the lemon over the top edge of the apple.
Then stuff the apples with the cinnamon oat mixture.
Pour the apple cider or apple juice into the bottom of the pan.
Bake the apples for 45-60 minutes, basting a couple of times throughout with the liquid from the pan. The apples are done when they're tender when pierced with a fork.
Spoon the syrupy liquid from the pan over the apples before serving. You can also top them with a scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, caramel sauce, or a dash of cinnamon.
- To Store: These will stay fresh in a container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
- To Reheat: Simply pop one of your baked apples in the microwave for one minute.
- Make ahead 1-2 days before serving. Then re-bake them in the oven at 350F for about 10 minutes or until warmed through.
- I'm using an 8"x 8" square baking dish for 4 apples. But you could always use a larger baking dish if you double the recipe.
Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg