This baked apples recipe is a thing of beauty. It’s one of my favorite desserts come fall and winter. Baked apples are total comfort food!
This time of year is my absolute favorite! The turning leaves, the cooler air, the soups and stews and even the occasional fire in the fireplace.
It’s fall, and along with lots of other autumn produce, the apples are in abundance.
Baked apples are a wonderful dessert on a cold evening. Warm and fragrant, they fill your house with fabulous aromas as they bake, and comfort your tummy with incredibly nutritious sweetness.
WHAT APPLES ARE BEST FOR BAKED APPLES?
I used Honeycrisp apples for this recipe, but you can also use pink ladies or Braeburn apples. These are my top three go-to apples when making this dish.
HOW DO YOU CORE AN APPLE FOR BAKED APPLES?
The easiest way to core an apple is to use a purchased corer. They are affordable and super easy to use. I think I got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond for about $9. I’ll put an amazon link below so you can see what they look like.
If you can’t get a corer, you can use a sharp pairing knife. Insert the knife into the center of the apple and cut around the core until you have a hole that goes all the way through and has completely removed the core of the apple. This is more time consuming than using and apple corer, but in a pinch…
CAN YOU FREEZE BAKED APPLES?
Yes you can. However, they won’t last longer than two months in the freezer, so be sure you use them up. And once thawed, do NOT refreeze. They will turn to mush.
DO YOU PEEL APPLES BEFORE BAKING THEM?
Nope! Leave the skin on or they will totally dry out in the oven.
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Note: Recipe updated on: 12/4/19.
Delicious dessert that won't leave a brick in your tummy!
- 6 small apples (cored)
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (divided)
- 6 tbsp. chopped walnut pieces (divided)
- 3 tsp. coconut oil (divided)
Preheat oven to 350 F. and core your apples. Place them in a baking dish.
Sprinkle the divided cinnamon (approximately 1/4 tsp. in each apple) into each core hole in each apple, then fill with walnuts. (about 1 tbsp. in each apple)
Place a small pat of coconut oil (about 1/2 tsp. each apple) on top of each core over the walnuts.
Place the baking dish in the oven, and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the apples are easily pierced with a knife. The skin should have some wrinkling in it. Remove from oven, and allow to cool a bit. Cut open and top with any sweetener you prefer, if any.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include any added sweeteners.
Recipe from the Gracious Pantry® archives, originally posted 9/17/15.