Baked Apples

Baked apples are so very good and can be served along with baked ham or roasted turkey as part of the meal. They may also be served as a[ dessert with caramel sauce.]

Total Time:
1 hr 21 min
6 min
1 hr
15 min

6 servings

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 same-size Granny Smith apples
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into 6 teaspoon-size pieces
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.

Core apples, making sure not to puncture the bottom of the apples so that the juices will remain. Remove skin from 1/2-inch around top of apples at the opening. Fill each cavity with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Top each apple with a teaspoon of butter. Place apples in casserole dish and pour apple juice around them. Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove from heat, garnish with fresh mint, and serve.

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This recipe was not good. After an hour they were still not cooked and the nutmeg ruined the cinnamon flavor. Also the apple juice was a waste. It did not add any flavor nor make a nice syrup. I will revert to my favorite foolproof method of pan frying apple slices in butter and sugar with a bit of cinnamon. Now those are perfect and done in less than 10 minutes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's like having apple pie without the carbs! I add ice cream to have it ala mode and it is just scrumptious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The apples do not need to bake this long. To be safe I baked them 45 minutes and it was still way to long they fell apart. I will try again baking them for 30 minutes. Just make sure to keep an eye on them while cooking! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved these and very simple to make. I only baked for 40 minutes and then let them sit for 15 minutes with the foil still on the pan. Next time I will use half the sugar and they will still be delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I substituted Splenda for the sugar, used sugar free apple juice and Best Life buttery spread and made this a heart healthy and diabetic compliant recipe. It was SOOO good. It cut out over 100 calories too. Cut the baking time to about 40 minutes. YUMMY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my 1st attempt @I baked apples. It was great! My kids all loved it (11-2yrs. Very Simple & Easy. An hour seemed to be a bit long for cooking time tho. Next time I'kk bake only for 40 minutes. A great & easy way for apples for the kids. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! Super Easy and everyone loved it. I Will definitely make again soon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula, This is a excellent recipe. I have never baked apples before!but my mom use to I tried these for my family (1/12/2012. I served them with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream and carmel they finger licking the bowls clean.I add extra cinnamon and a bit allspice and chop almonds over the top..Paula i love you and i watch you every day on food network item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an enjoyable, tasty dish. My husband and I both loved it. I substitued brown sugar for granulated sugar, but then added a 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Just the right amount of sweetness to the spicy cinnamon/nutmeg flavors. I forgot the ice cream, whipped cream or caramel sauce, but it was just as good without all that. I used a paring knife to core the apples and found it to be a challenge not to pierce a hole in the bottom of the apple. I only poked one out of six, so that was good! I baked my apples for 45 min. but could easily have gone the full hour. They were soft, but not applesauce. I live at a higher altitude so that may be why my apples can cook longer. Anyway, I recommend this recipe. It felt good to make a delicious somewhat healthy dessert. I will be making it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
that sounds awful... just awful.. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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