These baked apples are stuffed with an oatmeal brown sugar filling, then baked until tender and juicy. Add a scoop of ice cream on top for a simple yet satisfying dessert that everyone is sure to love!

I love to cook with apples when they’re in season, especially sweet treats like snicker apple salad, apple fries and these delicious stuffed apples.

Baked apples filled with oatmeal, brown sugar and walnuts.

There’s nothing better than the taste of a whole baked apple, especially when it’s filled with delicious ingredients like brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. These are the best baked apples that I’ve ever had, and they can be in the oven with just 10 minutes of prep time.

I love the smell of dessert in the oven! Some of my other favorite baked desserts are peach crumble bars, pear custard pie and fruit crisp. If you want more apple desserts, try my caramel apple dip and apple crisp. They are great for parties! There are so many ways to enjoy dessert recipes with delicious fruit flavor!

Baked Apples Ingredients

To make baked apples you will want to have apples, apple juice, flour, brown sugar, rolled oats, cinnamon, walnuts, butter and a pinch of salt.

Hollowed out apples in a baking dish.

How Do You Make Baked Apples?

To make baked apples you need a sweet and delicious filling. Make the filling by mixing together brown sugar, walnuts and oats with melted butter. Next, you need to prepare the apples by coring them to make a large enough hole to fit the filling. Place the cored apples in a baking dish and stuff them with filling. next, bake the apples with a little apple juice at the bottom of the dish to keep the apples moist. Finally, when the apples are tender, serve the apples with ice cream or caramel sauce.

Brown sugar and oatmeal crumble in a bowl.

Tips For The Perfect Baked Apples

  • If your apples do not stand upright, you can cut the bottom of the apple to level it out. Be sure not to cut into the cored hole in the apple.
  • Hollow out apples with a melon baller or paring knife. You want to hollow out more than just the core. You need space in the apple to fit as much filling as you like.
  • Don’t cut all the way through the bottom of the apples when you’re hollowing them out. If you do, the filling will leak out the bottom as the apples cook.
  • Make sure you use rolled oats which are sometimes called old fashioned oats. Quick oats are chopped up and may become mushy when cooked.

Quick Tip

When stuffing the apples, make sure to pack the apples with filling and mound some of the filling on top.

Oatmeal and brown sugar stuffed into hollowed out fruit.

Recipe FAQs

Which apples are the best to bake?

The best apple for baking is a tangy firm apple that pairs well with a sweet filling. I like to use Honeycrisp apples but Cameo, Envy, Pink Lady and Jazz apples are also good choices.

How long to baked apples last in the fridge?

Baked apples stay fresh in the refrigerator for three days. To reheat a single apple microwave it for about a minute. If you want to reheat several apples you can reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees F until warm.

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Flavor Variations

These apples are a fantastic fall dessert as-is; however, you can customize them to your taste.

  • Nuts: You can add more nuts to your filling like finely chopped pecans or almonds.
  • Dried Fruit: You can add a few raisins, dried cranberries or even diced dried apricots or dried pears to your filling.
  • Sauce: Top the apples with caramel sauce, butterscotch sauce or even chocolate sauce.
  • Tropical: Try adding some shredded coconut or even diced dried pineapple to the filling.

There is a reason that baked apples are so popular, they are tender and juicy yet sweet and tart. People love these perfectly sized individual desserts that may be the best way to enjoy an apple.

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Baked Apples

AuthorSara Welch
Baked apples filled with oatmeal, brown sugar and walnuts.
These baked apples are stuffed with an oatmeal brown sugar filling, then baked until tender and juicy. Add a scoop of ice cream on top for a simple yet satisfying dessert that everyone is sure to love!
Time
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Serves 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 6 apples such as Granny Smith, Pink Lady or Honeycrisp
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • Vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for serving (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Pour the apple juice into the bottom of a large baking dish.
  • Use a paring knife or melon baller to partially scoop out the inside of each apple. Arrange the apples in the baking dish.
  • For the filling, put the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, walnuts and salt into a medium bowl, stir to combine. Pour in the melted butter. Using a fork, stir the ingredients until they are thoroughly combined.
  • Spoon the filling into the cavity of each apple. Bake the apples for 40 minutes or until tender.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes then serve, topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce if desired.

Notes

  1. If your apples do not stand upright, you can cut the bottom of the apple to level it out. Be sure not to cut into the cored hole in the apple.
  2. Hollow out apples with a melon baller or paring knife. You want to hollow out more than just the core, you need space in the apple to fit as much filling as you like.
  3. When stuffing the apples, make sure to pack the apples with filling and mound some of the filling on top.
  4. Make sure not to cut all the way through the bottom of the apples when you’re hollowing them out. If you do, the filling will leak out the bottom as the apples bake.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I topped them with the caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. So yummy! The whole house smelled amazing!

  2. 5 stars
    They are so delicious and look so cute! I had them ready to pop in the oven before my guests came. When you bake them the whole house smells wonderful โ€˜

  3. 5 stars
    This was such an incredibly tasty recipe; my whole home smelled delicious! Excited to make this again and again!

  4. Apples are our favorite fruit without question. These sound delicious and will be something to make while the kids are home. Yum!

  5. 5 stars
    Baked apples are a delicious and easy dessert and I love the filling that you used. I can’t wait for apple season so I can make these!

  6. 5 stars
    Love your easy recipe for baked apples. I made them as a healthy dessert this weekend and they were a hit in my house!

  7. 5 stars
    Wow these apples look AMAZING!! I will give them a try this weekend! perfect for this weather ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. 5 stars
    Wow! I’m drooling over here looking at this. The filling alone sounds fabulous with the oats and brown sugar.