Nothing screams fall more than apples…. apple pie, apple cider and now baked apples! The apple possibilities are endless.
These sweet, juicy baked apples are stuffed with a pecan and date mixture that is out of this world good. Slowly baked in the oven and covered to let the steam keep the moisture in and the apples soft and juicy.
Bake these apples for breakfast for a weekend brunch. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and dig in!
Baked Apples Recipe
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Bake Time: 50 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Good for: kid-friendly, snacks, parties, gluten-free
- Difficulty: easy
Juicy, sweet baked apples are the perfect fall recipe to make for a weekend breakfast or just to have as a snack. If you don’t have apple pie spice, you could substitute it for 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
- 4 apples sliced in half lengthwise and core removed
- 1 cup water
- ⅓ cup old fashioned oats
- ⅓ cup chopped pecans
- 4 chopped dates
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened and cubed
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- Cutting board
- Knife and spoon or melon baller
- Casserole dish
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
Core and stuff the apples:
- Slice the apples in half lengthwise and remove the core of the apple with a knife and spoon or melon baller. Create a big enough space so that 1 tablespoon of the pecan date stuffing can fit.
- In a mixing bowl add the oats, pecans, dates, maple syrup, butter and apple pie spice. Mix until well combined.
- Scoop the pecan date mixture into the apples.
- Place the apples in a casserole dish that closely packs them together and add the water into the base of the dish.
Bake the apples:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cover the apples with foil and bake them for 30 minutes covered.
- After 30 minutes, uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes.
- Top with ice cream, whipped cream or caramel sauce and enjoy!
Make these baked apples and enjoy in the morning for breakfast with yogurt and granola or in the afternoon for a snack. These apples are easy and quick to prep and make a delicious fall treat!
Top your baked apples with whipped cream, cinnamon and caramel sauce for extra fall flavors or serve it alongside vanilla bean ice cream for a full-on dessert dish.
Nutritional Information for One Serving:
- Calories: 170
- Total Fat: 7g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 10mg
- Sodium: 0mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 28g
- Dietary Fiber: 4g
- Total Sugars: 21g - Includes 3g Added Sugars
- Protein: 1g
- Vitamin D: 0mcg
- Calcium: 20mg
- Iron: 0.5mg
- Potassium: 210mg
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