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Baked Apples

Classic Baked Apples

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x


This baked apples recipe is an easy, cozy fall dessert! Stuff the fruit with oats, spices, and brown sugar and bake until tender.


  • 6 medium crisp-tart cooking apples (like Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious,
    Granny Smith, Jonathon or Jonagold, Ida Red, etc*)
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Maple syrup, for serving
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Bring water to boil in a tea kettle.
  2. Remove the core of each apple with a paring knife: cut a funnel shape from top of the apple to about 2/3 of the way down. Remove and discard the seeds and core.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the rolled oats, flour, pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, kosher salt, and melted butter. Spoon the filling into the apples.
  4. Place the apples in a small baking dish. Cover the bottom of the dish with about 1/4” of the boiling water.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, then cover loosely with foil. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until tender when pierced with a knife, but not mushy (or more, if necessary).
  6. Drizzle each apple with maple syrup, and if desired serve with vanilla ice cream. Serve with a knife and fork. 


*The best varieties for this recipe are sweet tart in flavor with a crisp texture.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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