These baked apples taste similar to an apple crisp. Sweet apples stuffed with a brown sugar cinnamon crumble, baked until soft and tender. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
This recipe was originally posted a few years ago. I’ve updated it with some baking tips, new pictures, and a video. Not a fan of apples? Try our Baked Pears!
Why I love this recipe
Similar to an apple crisp: If you’re a fan of an apple crisp you will love this recipe! The flavors and textures are very similar.
Beautiful presentation: Serve these apples topped with ice cream and caramel sauce.
Great seasonal flavors: Apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and pecans – perfect for fall!
Basic ingredients: You might even have all these ingredients on hand already.
*Full recipe below in recipe card*
Apples: Choose your favorite baking apples for this recipe. Core the apples and scoop out some of the flesh, creating a cavity.
Filling: Combine flour, sugar, spices, nuts, oats, and butter.
Assembly: Scoop the filling into the apples. Add a little water to the baking dish, cover, and bake. Remove the foil about halfway through the cook time to allow the filling to get golden brown.
Serving and storage
Dessert: Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
Breakfast: Serve with plain or vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to two days.
- Use a melon baller to remove the core and seeds from the apples.
- Make a big enough hole in the apples that you can fit 3-4 tablespoons of filling. Leave enough flesh that you’ll still get plenty of apple in each bite.
- Depending on how large you want each serving to be, you can stuff whole apples, or you can halve them. If your apples are large, I suggest halving them.
- If you’d prefer your apple to still be firm, undercook it slightly. For a softer apple, cook it a little longer. I like mine right in between.
- Don’t like nuts? Leave them out.
Stuffed Baked Apples
- 4 medium sized apples, I use Honeycrisp
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans or walnuts
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 4 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cubed
- vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, for serving
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Core each apple, leaving the bottom of the apple intact. Use a small melon baller or spoon to scoop out a little bit of the top and inside flesh to form a cavity. Alternately: Halve each apple lengthwise and use a melon baller or small spoon to scoop out the core and form a cavity.
- For the filling: combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nuts, and oats. Add the butter, and use your fingers to rub the butter into the dry ingredients.
- Divide the filling between the prepared apples. Place the apples in a baking dish, and fill the bottom of the baking dish with about an inch of water.
- Cover the baking dish with foil, bake for 25 minutes covered. Uncover and bake for an additional 30-40 minutes, until the topping is golden brown, and the apples are tender but still holding their shape (this will depend on the size of the apples). Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
Nutritional Information is an estimate based on third-party calculations and may vary based on products used and serving sizes.