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baked apples dessert recipe

To me, fall means baked apples. Simple. Delicious. Sweet. Warm. Comfort.

The other day, my older son asked if we could partake in our favorite fall ritual and bake up some apples. I was busy with a bunch of other cooking projects so he took matters into his own hands, cored a couple of apples, stuffed them with yummy ingredients, then handed them to me to place in the oven. It’s just that easy, really.

Here’s my recipe, you’ll have to wait until my son starts blogging to get his.

Baked Apples


  • 4 medium apples, washed and cored
  • 4 thin strips lemon rind
  • ½ cup dried currants
  • 1 whole vanilla bean, cut into 4 pieces
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  1. Place apples in large glass oven proof bowl (with lid)
  2. Place a strip of lemon rind, some currants, a piece of vanilla bean, and a cinnamon stick inside each apple
  3. Drizzle apples with lemon juice and scatter remainder of currants around them
  4. Bake covered at 350° for 60 to 75 minutes
  5. Serve

Serves 4

These baked apples are a simple, healthy, gluten-free, vegan dessert. They really satisfy on a chilly evening. To make a more decadent dish, drizzle with heavy cream or almond milk.

posted on October 28, 2007, 4 comments

  1. Maureen Frank @ TheMandalaLady.com

    What apples are best to use for this recipe?

  2. Yum.
    I love baked apples.
    In my family we usually stuffed them with walnuts, raisins, honey and cinnamon :)

  3. Laura Ashland

    These look amazing!! I am eating paleo, and this is something that would hit the spot for dessert! :) Thanks

  4. These look delicious and so simple! How can you go wrong with vanilla and cinnamon? Thanks for the recipe.

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