Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 45 mins

Total Time: 55 mins


For the Baked Apples:

  • 6 medium baking apples (*see note below)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp (generous pinch) grated nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped, optional
  • 1 cup hot water



The process to Make Stuffed Baked Apples:

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Combine ½ cup brown sugar, 1 Tsp cinnamon, and ⅛ tsp nutmeg in a small bowl and stir with a fork. Stir in ⅓ cup dried cranberries and set aside.
  2. Wash and core the apples using a small paring knife, leaving base intact to keep the filling in – don’t cut all the way through! Place apples in a casserole dish just big enough to hold apples without touching.
  3. Divide the filling evenly between apples. Top each stuffed apple with ½ Tbsp butter, top with walnuts if using and sprinkle with any remaining cinnamon mixture.
  4. Pour 1 cup hot water into the casserole dish and bake at 375˚F for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until apples are soft (but not mushy). Baking time may vary by the type and size of apples you are using.