Baked Apples

Servings: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes


  • 6 large baking apples*
  • 6 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (54g) chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 Tbsp salted butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup apple juice or apple cider


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rinse and dry apples.

  2. In a small mixing bowl stir together brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  3. Cut stem from apple and scoop core from apple using a teaspoon, while creating a space about 1-inch wide and being careful not to cut through bottom of apple or the filling will leak.

  4. Place apples in a medium baking dish. Divide sugar mixture among apples pressing to fit. Drop about 4 drops of vanilla over filling of each apple then top with 1/2 Tbsp of butter.

  5. Pour apple juice into bottom of baking. Bake (uncovered) in preheated oven until apples are tender, about 35 - 45 minutes.

  6. Serve warm. If desired cut apples in half or slice and optionally serve with vanilla or salted caramel ice cream.

Recipe Notes

*Good choices of apples are honeycrisp, gala, fuji, rome, golden delicious, jonagold, jonathan, braeburn, pink lady or cortland.