Indulge in the Warmth of Fall with these Delicious Baked Apples

Oct 26, 2023 | Baking & Bread


Prep Time

Cooking Time

15 minutes
30-35 minutes

Fall-inspired baked apples

As a famous food critic and literary powerhouse, I’ve had the privilege of savoring exquisite dishes from various corners of the world. However, there’s one dish that holds a special place in my heart—fall-inspired baked apples. This dessert not only captures the essence of the season but also carries a sentimental significance.

Growing up in a small town nestled amidst a breathtaking autumn landscape, my family would gather around the fireplace on chilly evenings, warming our souls with stories and enjoying the aroma of baked apples wafting through the air. The tradition began decades ago, during a time of historical significance—the harvest festival. It was a time when communities came together to celebrate the bountiful harvest and give thanks for nature’s generosity.

To recreate these cherished memories, I present to you my beloved recipe for fall-inspired baked apples. Here’s what you’ll need:


– 4 large apples (preferably firm varieties like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 cup rolled oats
– 2 tablespoons chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans work great)
– 2 tablespoons raisins or dried cranberries
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
– 1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice

Baked apples cooking instructions

Now, follow these detailed steps to craft a delectable dessert that will warm hearts and conjure cozy memories:

Cooking Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). While the oven warms, grab a baking dish and lightly grease it with butter or cooking spray.

2. Wash and dry the apples, then remove the core with an apple corer or a small sharp knife. Make sure not to cut through the bottom of the apple to keep the filling intact.

3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the brown sugar, rolled oats, chopped nuts, raisins or dried cranberries, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well to ensure the flavors are evenly distributed.

4. Fill each cored apple with the prepared filling, pressing it down gently to ensure it’s well-packed inside. Any remaining filling can be sprinkled on top of the apples later.

5. Arrange the stuffed apples upright in the greased baking dish. Drizzle the melted butter over the top of each apple, allowing it to seep into the filling.

6. Pour the apple cider or apple juice into the bottom of the baking dish, ensuring it surrounds the base of the apples. This will help keep them moist and impart additional flavor.

7. Place the dish in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until the apples are tender but still hold their shape. To test, gently insert a fork into the side of an apple. It should slide in effortlessly.

8. Once fully baked, remove the dish from the oven and let the apples cool slightly before serving. The rich aromas will surely entice your senses as you take your first bite into the warm, caramelized apple goodness.

For a delightful twist, consider serving the baked apples with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. The contrasting temperatures and textures will elevate the dessert in delightful ways. You could also experiment with different fillings, such as adding a dash of maple syrup or substituting the nuts with crushed graham crackers for a unique take.

I hope this recipe transports you to a cozy autumn evening filled with laughter and shared moments. Enjoy the magic of the fall season and the delightful flavors it brings forth in these baked apples.

Fall-inspired baked apples

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 baked apple

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 346
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
  Saturated Fat 5g 25%
  Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
  Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
  Sugars 41g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 3% Iron 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
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