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Baked apples cut on a plate with ice cream

Baked Apples

Baked Apples are sweet, tender and packed with cozy cinnamon flavor! They're an easy fall dessert that may be prepped completely in advance!

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  • 4 large apples see notes for best varieties
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans sub with your favorite nuts
  • 1/4 cup brown coconut sugar or your favorite sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened; sub with coconut oil for a dairy-free option


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Stand each apple upright. Using a melon baller, remove the core of each apple, but be sure not to go through the bottom of the apple. The center cavity should be about 1" wide.
    4 large apples
  • Combine the oats, pecans, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, then add the butter and mix well to combine.
    1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats, 1/4 cup chopped pecans, 1/4 cup brown coconut sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Divide the filling between the apples and place in an 8x8" baking dish.
  • Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the baking dish, and bake the apples uncovered for about 45 minutes, or until the apple is tender but still holds its shape.
  • Cool the apples slightly, then slice in half and serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!


  • Pro tip:  The best apples for baking are Jonagold, Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith.  They have great flavor and they hold their shape well!
  • Serve this baked apple recipe warm topped with ice cream or homemade whipped cream.
  • The filling may be customized with your favorite nuts, spices and even dried fruit such as raisins, figs or cranberries.
  • Apples may be assembled in advance, or bake and keep covered until you're ready to serve them.


Serving: 1apple, Calories: 174kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 2mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 19g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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