I LOVE harvesttime and being able to cook with all the fresh produce gathered from gardens and groves. Since there's so much of everything, I try to be creative by enhancing old recipes with slight variations. That's what happened with these baked apples. The spices and touch of orange make the flavor just perfect! --Lorraine Chausse Cornwall, Ontario

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15 mins
30 mins
45 mins
2 servings


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Combine raisins, nuts and orange peel; set aside. In a saucepan, bring brown sugar, water, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Core apples and place in an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish; fill with raisin mixture. Pour sugar mixture over and around apples. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.


Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 2.3g; carbohydrates 69.8g; fat 11g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 53.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (67)

Rating: 4 stars
These were delicious. I served them to company last night and everyone loved them. I did take the other reviewer's suggestion and cooked them for about an hour, they turned out wonderfully soft and tasty. I used Ida Red apples and I'm giving this 4 stars because if you were to take them out at 35 min as directed, they're still hard. It's like any other recipe though, just check to see if your food's done before you take it out of the oven! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
We love apples, but we were not happy about this recipe. One suggestion: If you want the apples soft, the bake time should be much longer for a hard apple. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
As usual I tweaked this recipe a bit and we loved it so I've made it often. I took it to a recent potluck of 10 people. It was going to either be a side dish or dessert. I decided it would make a great dessert served with a dallop of vanilla ice cream for anyone who wanted it. I prefer the flavor without the ice cream. I used golden delicious apples and cut them in half. Placed them in a casserole dish, mixed other ingredients and and spooned this mixture on each half. I used the Spiced Baked Apples recipe but changed it slightly for our tastes such as slightly less spices and a little more walnut pieces, raisins and added cranraisins. Of course I had to calculate for 6 apples rather than two and added a little more brown sugar and water so there would be plenty of liquid. Used 6 apples so had 12 halves. Baked covered for 30 minutes and uncovered for 30 minutes. An instant hit with this crowd of expert cooks. (all retired folks)Will make it again and again as we live in apple country and eat a lot of apples. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I followed the suggestions in the reviews for the most part, and these turned out really well! I put brown sugar and butter in the center of each apple, and made the water, flour (we didn't have cornstarch), chopped nuts and spices mixture to set the apples in while baking. Also did the foil for 20 minutes, then remove the foil for the last 10 minutes suggestion. These were DELICIOUS served with vanilla ice cream! My husband and I really enjoyed them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Better than I was expecting! The orange zest is a genius addition! I coved the apples with foil, so I had no problems getting the apples to fully bake in 30 minutes. To make this dessert guilt-free, use Splenda brown sugar mix--you won't even know the difference! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I did not have nuts on hand so I left them out. I used Jazz apples. My apples were done at 45 minutes. This was very good, though quite sweet. I think next time I might try this with a little maple syrup instead of brown sugar. Very simple. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very tasty. I made a few minor changes. I used orange juice instead of some of the water and orange peel because it's what I had on hand. I also reduced the nutmeg. I used Cortland apples and did bake for longer. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I too enjoyed this recipe! My first time baking apples and they were wonderful. I also cooked my apples a little longer than recommended for softness. Great with whipped cream or ice cream. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I was very excited to try this recipe and eventhough I followed some of the other reviewers' advice and baked the apples for an hour they were still not as soft as I was hoping for. That's the only reason for not giving it 5 stars. Next time I'll try a different kind of apple or maybe bake them a little longer. Read More