Baked Apple filled with oat crumble and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
5 from 15 votes

Baked Apple Recipe

Tender baked apples stuffed with a brown sugar cinnamon oat crumble. Served warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. A beautiful, rustic, and comforting dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Apple Recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Calories 368 kcal
Author Allison - Celebrating Sweets


  • 3-4 medium sized apples I use Honeycrisp, see note
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts optional
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • Vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 

  2. 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.
  3. For the filling: combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nuts, and oats. Add the butter, and stir to combine. The mixture should hold together if you gather clumps and press them together.

  4. Divide the filling between the prepared apples. I used between 3-4 tablespoons of filling per apple (this will depend on the size of your apples, and how large of a cavity you created). Place the filled apples in a baking dish, and fill the bottom of the baking dish with about an inch of water.

  5. Cover the baking dish with foil, bake for 20 minutes covered. Uncover and bake for an additional 25-35 minutes (this will depend on the size of the apples), until the topping is golden brown, and the apples are tender but still holding their shape. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

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Recipe Notes

If halving the apples, I typically use 3 apples - this serves 6.

If keeping the apples whole, I typically use 4 apples - this serves 4.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Apple Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Potassium 300mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 37g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 7.2%
Vitamin C 10.1%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.