Baked red apples stuffed with oats in a baking pan with plates in the background on a table

Baked Apples

Cooking Matters

Ingredients 

  • 6 Apples Small
  • 1 Lemon Large
  • ½ cup Raisins
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • ¾ cup Nuts Optional; chopped

Equipment

  • 2 Small Bowls
  • 9×13-inch Baking Dish
  • Oven

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Rinse apples.
  • Remove stems by cutting a 1-inch wide hole out of the top of each apple. Cut into the hole to remove and scoop out the core and seeds.
  • Rinse lemon and cut in half. In a small bowl, squeeze the juice from each half. Discard seeds.
  • In a second small bowl, mix raisins, brown sugar, and nuts (if using).
  • Stuff the center of each apple with 1 heaping Tablespoon of the brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon over the top of each apple.
  • Place stuffed apples upright in the baking dish. Pour the lemon juice around them. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the skin is wrinkly. Spoon some of the pan juice over the apples about halfway through cooking time to keep the apples moist.
  • Remove from oven. Let cool slightly before serving.

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Notes

  • Eat as a dessert or an after-school snack.
  • Use whatever sugar you have at home. White, raw, or light or dark brown sugar will work. Or, try drizzling pure maple syrup over apples in place of sugar.
  • For best flavor, use tart-sweet apples like Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Pink Lady, or McIntosh.
  • Bake once, eat twice! Double the recipe. Store leftover apples in an air-tight container in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • Double this recipe for a crowd. Bake on a cookie sheet instead of a baking dish.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Baked Apples
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
267
Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
8
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
397
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
47
g
16
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
29
g
32
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
106
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
19
mg
23
%
Calcium
 
43
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Apple, Apples, Baked Apple, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Gluten Free, Lemon, Raisins, Vegan, Vegetarian, Walnuts