Baked Apple Recipes

Karen Frazier
Maple-Cinnamon Baked Apples
Maple-Cinnamon Baked Apples

Baked apples make a tasty side dish or dessert. They are especially delicious in the fall when apples are in season. While you can use any variety of apple to make these recipes, they are especially good with a sweet-tart apple, such as a Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, or Braeburn.

Maple-Cinnamon Baked Apples

This is a simple baked apple that is a good side dish for pork, or a delicious dessert. For dessert, try serving it with a bit of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. The recipe serves four.

Ingredients

  • 4 apples
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Slice the top off the apples and use a spoon to dig out the core, leaving the bottom of the apple intact. Place the apples in a baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and maple syrup.
  4. Divide the mixture among the four apples, putting it in the hole where the core was.
  5. Cut the butter into small pieces and dot it along the top of the apples, making sure to put one or two pieces of the butter over the filling.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the apples are tender, about 15 minutes.

Stuffed Baked Apples

These apples are stuffed with golden raisins and nuts, making them a delicious dessert, especially when topped with whipped cream. The recipe serves four.

Stuffed baked apples

Ingredients

  • 4 apples
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the tops off the apples. Using a spoon, scoop out the apples' cores, leaving the bottom intact. Scoop out additional space, making a pocket about 1 inch in diameter in the center of the apple. Place the apples in a baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, golden raisins, chopped pecans, orange zest, ground ginger, cinnamon, and melted butter.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the cavities you made in the apples.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the apples are tender, about 20 minutes.

Sliced Baked Apples With Crumble Topping

These apples have a really easy crumble topping made from breadcrumbs. The recipe serves four to six.

Baked Apple Cobbler

Ingredients

  • 3 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the apples, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, nutmeg, and salt. Pour the mixture into a 9-inch square baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  4. Pour the mixture over the apples.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the topping is browned and the apples are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

A Tasty Way to Use Apples

While raw apples are delicious, baking them gives them a mellow sweetness that makes a perfect snack, side dish, or dessert. The above recipes are a wonderful way to serve your family apples.

Baked Apple Recipes