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Baked apples are an easy fall dessert.

In this recipe, apples are halved, topped with a buttery oat pecan streusel, and baked until tender! You likely have all of the ingredients on hand.

It’s such a simple but special dessert with easy prep and delicous fall flavor.

Baked Apples with oats

A Cozy Fall Dessert: Baked Apples!

  • Baked apples can be prepped ahead of time and baked while you eat dinner!
  • Use any variety of apples and a few ingredients that are probably already in the pantry!
  • Cinnamon spiced, this recipe is much quicker to prep than apple pie with a delicous apple crisp inspired topping.
  • Baked apples can be served as dessert or even as breakfast.
ingredients to make Baked Apples

Ingredients and Variations

Apples – While any apples will do, we like Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith apples because they stay firmer after baking.

Sweeter varieties like golden delicious, or pink lady are other great options.

Streusel Topping – A mixture of oats, dark or light brown sugar, nuts, and butter makes a golden topping that can be used on all kinds of baked fruit like peaches and pears.

Variations

  • Add other warm spices to the topping like a pinch of nutmeg, or even apple pie spice.
  • Swap out the pecans for walnuts, coconut, or other nuts.
  • Cranberries, raisins, candied ginger, or even a bit of orange peel/rind can be added to the mix.
  • Drizzle with a little maple syrup if you’d like.

How to Bake Apples

  1. Prep Apples: Cut the apples vertically and scoop out the seeds and a bit of apple with a spoon or paring knife.
  2. Prep Topping: Combine the topping ingredients as directed in the recipe below.
  3. Bake: Place the apples in a baking dish and add a heaping spoonful of streusel on each apple.
  4. Cover and bake until the apples are tender and the topping is crispy and browned.
Baked Apples stuffed with oat mixture before baking

Tips

  • If you have an apple corer, core the apples before cutting. I cut the apples in half and used a melon baller in the images above.
  • Don’t peel the apples, the skins hold it all together.
  • If preparing ahead of time brush the cut side of the apples with a bit of lemon juice to keep them from browning.
  • Different varieties of apples will have varying cook times. Check the apples early and cook just until tender. If the apples are overcooked, they may burst out of the skins.
top view of plated Baked Apples

Serving Suggestions

Baked apples are perfect on their own, but are absolutely heavenly served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Spoon any juices in the pan over the apples.

How to Store Baked Apples

Leftover baked apples don’t last long in the refrigerator because there are so many ways to use them!

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Baked Apples

Tender baked apple topped with a cinnamon streusel topping.

Prep Time 30 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 1 hour

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.

  • Cut the apples in half, top to bottom. Use a small spoon to scoop out the seeds and a little bit of the apple. Place apples in a 9×13 baking pan, cut-side up.

  • Combine the topping ingredients in a medium bowl and mix with a fork until the mixture begins to stick together.

  • Place a generous portion of the topping on each apple.

  • Cover the pan with foil and bake for 10 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes (*see note) or until the apples are tender and the topping is lightly browned.

  • Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce if desired.

*Important! Different varieties of apples will have varying cook times. Check the apples early and cook just until tender. If the apples are overcooked, they may burst out of the skins. Softer varieties should be cooked in about 25-30 minutes (total cooking time) while firmer apples may need about 45-50 minutes.

  • If you have an apple corer, core the apples before cutting.
  • Don’t peel the apples, the skins hold it all together.
  • If preparing ahead of time brush the cut side of the apples with a bit of lemon juice to keep them from browning.
  • Nutrition information does not include ice cream or optional toppings.

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Calories: 254 | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American