Baked Apples Recipe


For the Baked Apples:

  • 6 medium baking apples *
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (craisins or raisins)
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup walnuts finely chopped, optional
  • 1 cup hot water

To serve (Optional):

  • Unsweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
  • Caramel Sauce

How to Make Stuffed Baked Apples:

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp nutmeg and stir with a fork. Stir in 1/3 cup dried cranberries and set aside.
  2. Wash and core the apples using a melon baller, or small paring knife, leaving base intact to keep the filling in – don’t cut all the way through! Place apples in casserole dish just big enough to hold apples without touching.
  3. Divide the filling evenly between apples. Top each stuffed apple with 1/2 Tbsp butter, top with walnuts if using and sprinkle with any remaining cinnamon mixture.
  4. Pour 1 cup hot water into the casserole dish and bake at 375˚F for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until apples are soft (but not mushy). Baking time can vary by the type and size of apples you are using. My Jonagold apples (pictured here) were perfect after 45 minutes but I’ve had larger Braeburn apples take 1 hour.

Recipe Notes

*Apples should be firm, crisp and tart. Great apple options for this recipe include: Rome Beauty, McIntosh, Jonagold, Fuji, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious or even Braeburn.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 25%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Fiber 5g 21%
Sugar 41g 46%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 275IU 6%
Vitamin C 8.3mg 10%
Calcium 37mg 4%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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