Baked Apples: the ideal sweet treat to make this autumn

Total time: 55 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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Autumn is apple season, and whether you go apple picking or grab some apples from the store, it's the perfect opportunity to make this easy baked apple recipe. Made by stuffing apples with a sweet, fragrant mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans, and raisins, then topping the mixture with butter and popping them into the oven, baked apples are a cozy dessert that has all the best fall flavors.

They're super simple to make, and you can even get kids involved with stuffing the apples. Tender, sweet, and a little buttery, baked apples are truly a fantastic treat. For the ultimate baked apple experience, serve with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream. Try our apple recipes too!

What are the Best Apples for making Baked Apples?

Almost any type of apple will do! It all depends on which apples you prefer. Granny Smith has an amazing tart flavor, but if you like sweeter apples, you can try Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Fuji, Gala, or Golden Delicious. Cox, Pippen, and Braeburn are great, too, as are Winesap and Jonagold.


Use These Easy Tips to Make the Best Baked Apples

Mix up the nuts and dried fruit. Try walnuts, almonds, peanuts, or hazelnuts. Instead of raisins, try dried cranberries, blueberries, currants, or cherries.

Don't overcook the apples. They should be tender but not turn into mush.

To make vegan, dairy-free baked apples, use a plant-based butter substitute or use a touch of coconut oil.

Warming spices like clove, allspice, ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg are delicious for flavoring baked apples. You can also use pumpkin pie spice. Try a pinch of cayenne pepper for a kick of heat.

To make extra decadent, luxury baked apples, drizzle them with caramel or melted chocolate.

How to Store Baked Apples

You can store baked apples for up to 2 days in the refrigerator.

large apples, washed and dried
Brown sugar
1/4 cup
Ground cinnamon
1 tsp
pecans, chopped
1/4 cup
raisins, chopped
1/4 cup
1 tbsp
Boiling water
3/4 cup

How to Make Baked Apples

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Core the apples, leaving the bottom 1/2-inch intact.

Place the apples in a baking dish. Combine the sugar, cinnamon, pecans, and raisins in a bowl. Stuff each apple with the sugar mixture.

Put 1/4 teaspoon of butter on top of the sugar mixture.

Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until the apples are tender. Remove the baking dish from the oven.

Spoon some of the juices over the apples, then serve.

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