Baked Apples
This is an easy dessert that can be modified with whatever ingredients you have on hand. Or, use your creativity for new flavor combinations. This basic recipe can be followed with nearly any apple variety and any filling combination (baking times may vary).
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20-30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 20-30minutes
Cook Time
Start with:
  • 4 large apples(see variety notes below)
  • 1/2cup apple cider
For the filling:
  • 1/4cup brown sugar
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp crystallized ginger(finely chopped – optional)
  • 1/4cup hazelnuts(chopped)
  • 1/4cup oatmeal(or try dried cranberries, raisins, etc)
  • 1Tbs butter(divided)
To start:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Remove the core from each apple and place in an 8″x8″ baking dish. You may wish to core out a little extra apple to make room for more filling.
  3. Pour apple cider into the bottom of the baking dish.
For the filling:
  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and generously fill each apple with the filling.
  2. Place a small piece of butter on top of the filling on each apple.
To bake:
  1. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Check for doneness by piercing the apple with a fork.
  2. Bake for an additional few minutes if still firm towards the center. Different apples will take more or less time depending on the density of the flesh.
To serve:
  1. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Make sure to scoop the extra juices from the baking dish and drizzle over the top of the ice cream.
Recipe Notes

Some of our favorite apples for baking are Jonathan, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Northern Spy and Rome Beauty. ??Visit our Orchard Variety page for more details on each variety.