Baked Apples

January 8, 2014

baked apples

For Christmas, I was given a bag full of giant Honeycrisp apples (my favorite), and after snacking on a few in the usual way with sunflower seed butter, I thought it would be fun to fill and bake a couple for Matt and I to eat for breakfast. They were delicious.

Here's how we made them:

Baked Apples
Serves Two

2 large apples
1/4 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts and pecans)
1-2 tablespoons dried raisins, currants, or dates (chopped)
1 tablespoon butter or ghee, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground ginger, cloves, and/or nutmeg (optional)
Pinch of salt

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Preheat oven to 375°F.

Rinse the apples, and pat dry. Core the with an apple corer or paring knife, and cover the bottom of both apples with a piece of foil. Place in a small baking dish (I used a bread loaf pan), and set aside.

Combine the nuts, dried fruit, butter/ghee, ground spices and the salt together in a small bowl. Using a small spoon, scoop the mixture into the cores of both apples.

Place the baking dish with the filled apples in a preheated oven for 40-60 minutes, or until the apples are soft. Remove from oven, and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve warm.


  1. Yum! The perfect thing for this weather. I bet your house smelled divine! Happy New Year!

  2. Oh this sounds so good..and your photos are marvelous!

    I have some organic delicious apples that I got at Costco..Hubby and I were disappointed to find them lacking in flavor. I wonder if they would hold up to this would be nice to spice them up a bit. (although, the chickens would love us to toss them their way).

  3. That sounds soo good! Real winter food :)

  4. At times like this I wish I could smell through the internet!

  5. this is perfect….thank you….I have several apples that have been waiting ….. never made it into my lunchbox this past week….sunday breakfast…apples

    BTW:…my chicken hopped up on my back today…I was thrilled…they are so funny…a neighbors cat went into the coop…the chickens sat in a bucket of dirt and didn't ruffle a feather...

    1. It's so cute when they hop up on you of their own free will isn't it? I have a brown sweater I wear whenever I'm outside doing chicken chores because my Easter egged is always flying up on my arm or shoulder. :)

  6. they really look delicious! I have to try it!