Walnut Stuffed Baked Apples – With Video!

These Walnut Stuffed Baked Apples are an easy fall treat for a crowd, or a weeknight dessert recipe for one or two.

These Walnut Stuffed Baked Apples are an easy fall treat for a crowd, or a weeknight dessert recipe for one or two. | foxeslovelemons.com

It’s a fact – toward the end of the summer, I start to long for fall and winter food. And toward the end of the winter, I start to long for spring and summer food. I’ve been longing for soups, stews, braises, lasagna and anything involving apples and pumpkins for weeks now. I love you, summer, but I’m done.
 

Seeing as how it was in the 40′s one morning last week when I woke up, my fall menu planning is in full swing. Although, in true Michigan fashion, as I’m writing this (Friday), it’s 81 degrees. Sigh. This state. Always with the unpredictable temperature swings. I’ll consider today a slight blip on the path to full-on sweater and warm apple cider weather.
 
Nothing says “autumn” to me more than going to an apple orchard, eating warm donuts for lunch, and buying way, way more apples than I realistically need. Then spending the next month putting apples in everything I eat to prove to myself that buying all those apples was a great idea. Here’s one of my favorite simple desserts – these baked apples are easy to adapt for a crowd, or a simple weeknight sweet treat for two.
 
These Walnut Stuffed Baked Apples are an easy fall treat for a crowd, or a weeknight dessert recipe for one or two. | foxeslovelemons.com
 

The ingredients for these Walnut Stuffed Baked Apples are easy to find:

  • brown sugar
  • walnuts
  • raisins
  • butter
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • nutmeg 
  • cloves
  • apples
  • orange juice

Can Stuffed Baked Apples be frozen?

I wouldn’t recommend freezing them. I think the texture will suffer and they might not turn out as well as you would like them to. If you’d like to save time, I would recommend preparing the mixture in Step 1 and keeping it in the fridge. Then, on the day you want to serve these, proceeding with the rest of the steps.

Nothing says “autumn” to me more than going to an apple orchard, eating warm donuts for lunch, and buying way, way more apples than I realistically need. Then spending the next month putting apples in everything I eat to prove to myself that buying all those apples was a great idea. Here’s one of my favorite simple desserts – these baked apples are easy to adapt for a crowd, or a simple weeknight sweet treat for two.

How long to bake Stuffed Baked Apples?

It will depend on the size of your apples (the larger the apple, the longer it will take to bake), but 30 to 40 minutes at 375 degrees F seems to be the right baking time for most large size (not lunchbox size) apples.

Yield: 4 servings

Walnut Stuffed Baked Apples

Walnut Stuffed Baked Apples

These Walnut Stuffed Baked Apples are an easy fall treat for a crowd, or a weeknight dessert recipe for one or two.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 large Gala apples
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In small bowl, stir together brown sugar, walnuts, raisins, butter, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves.
  2. Slice 1/2 inch off top of each apple. Using melon baller or small spoon, scoop out center and seeds of each apple.
  3. Arrange apples, cavity side up, in small baking dish. Fill apples with walnut mixture, mounding mixture on top of apples if necessary. Pour orange juice around apples.
  4. Transfer to oven and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until apples are tender. Spoon juices remaining in dish over apples and serve warm.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 12mg Carbohydrates: 63g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 52g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g

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These Walnut Stuffed Baked Apples are an easy fall treat for a crowd, or a weeknight dessert recipe for one or two. | foxeslovelemons.com