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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!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked apples, cinnamon baked apples
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 293kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 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.
    Squeezing lemon over the cored apples.
  • Then stuff the apples with the cinnamon oat mixture.
    Four apples stuffed with filling in a baking dish.
  • 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.
    Four baked apples in a baking dish.
  • 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.
    Baked apples topped with ice cream.



  • 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