Baked Apples with Oats, Nuts and Raisins


Baked Apples with Oats, Nuts and Raisins

Yield: 6 servings)


  • 6 crisp, sweet eating apples (e.g., Fuji, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Gala)
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon dried ginger
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup apple juice


    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Core the apples from the top almost to the bottom using an apple corer, melon baller, or ½ teaspoon measure. Make a generous cavity sufficient to accommodate 2 tablespoons of filling.
    3. Using a paring knife, score a cut through the apple’s skin around its equator. This will allow the apple to expand but not burst during baking.
    4. In a bowl, combine oats, almonds, raisins, maple syrup, ginger and lemon zest.*
    5. Fill the apple’s cavity with the mixture.
    6. Transfer the apples to a baking dish and add just enough apple juice to cover the bottom of the dish.
    7. Bake apples until soft, approximately 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted through the skin goes in easily.
    8. Remove apples from the oven and allow them to cool. For plating, halve or quarter them with a sharp knife. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

    *Variations: 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup pistachios, 1/3 cup apricots, 1/3 cup maple syrup, ½ teaspoon cardamom 1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup walnuts, 1/3 cup cranberries, 1/3 cup maple syrup, ½ teaspoon cinnamon



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