This morning for breakfast I wanted a nice Autumn treat, I saw my pile of apples and I knew it: Baked Apples! Move over pumpkin, Fall is also the glorious time of bubbling baked apples and cinnamon. This recipe uses basic ingredients but looks fancy at the end. Just how I like it!
For this Baked apple recipe, I’m using the simplicity of dates, cinnamon, dried cranberries, chopped nuts of your choice (I used sunflower seeds, cashews, and pumpkin seeds because that’s what I have), and of course apples!
Baked Apples Recipe – Step One
First, cut the apple vertically, scoop out the core, and discard the core. I like to save the stem on the apple just because I think it looks nice. I use a grapefruit spoon for this process because there is no risk of injuring yourself (or the apple). After the core and seeds are out, just work your way around the perimeter of the apple digging out as much apple as you want. This is the most difficult part of the entire recipe, and really it’s not any harder than simply peeling an apple.
Baked Apples Recipe – Step Two
Finely chop all of the ingredients, and just stir them together! I like to finely chop the apples because I can cram more drippy yummy vittles into the apple shell. I also add about two teaspoons of water per apple to the stuffing mixture. I find that it helps to meld the flavors together more nicely. The dates and cranberries absorb the extra water and create a yummy gooiness. If you find you can’t cram it all in there, it’s okay to taste-test the extras… You’re the cook; it’s your privilege!
Baked Apples Recipe – Step Three
Position your apples in a casserole dish to where you feel they won’t topple over, and add about half an inch of water to the dish. Bake the apples at 350 F for 15-20 minutes. If you like, you can even drizzle them with a bit of maple syrup or honey. They are plenty sweet on their own with the dates though! If you choose to use a tart apple like Granny Smith, the honey would pair well with the tart of the apple.
I really wish I could catch both of the kids smiling at once. I just have to choose my battles I guess! Do you have any photography tricks to share for children eating food? I would also like to hear any funny stories! I think I prefer photographing things that don’t move quite so much! Nevertheless, this is my favorite picture of the entire post! Enjoy!
PrintBaked Apples Author: Stephanie Stuart Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: 2Ingredients
- 2 apples
- ¼ cup chopped nuts
- 2 dates, pitted
- 1 TBS chopped dried cranberries
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Cut the apples vertically, scoop out the core and discard the core. Scoop out as much of the apple as you can and dice it.
- Dice the dates and large nuts, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Add 2 tsp of water per apple.
- Stuff the apples and place into a casserole dish. Pour half an inch of water into the casserole dish.
- Bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes
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