Baked Apples

Dessert, but make it fruit and (relatively) guilt-free. Love dessert, but trying to limit the refined sugar? SAME! This baked apple recipe is simple, yummy, and *can* be low in artificial sugars. It fills the dessert tank, without the implied guilt. Skip the ice cream or sub froyo!

Thank you to our newest NECM chef, Mary Oram for this fun & simple recipe.


  • 4 Apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 tbsp vanilla ice cream (optional) 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Core your apples, and slice off the tops. Scoop out some of the apple, to make room for the stuffing mixture
  2. In a bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, cranberries, and walnuts (you could also add the apple scrapings you scooped out!)
  3. Fill each apple with the stuffing mixture
  4. Place the apples in a baking dish, topping each with a tablespoon of butter and sprinkle of cinnamon
  5. Pour water into the baking dish (around the apples) so it is about .5 – 1 inch deep (this prevents the apples from drying out!)
  6. Bake the apples until fork tender – about 60 minutes
  7. Top with vanilla ice cream (or froyo)

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