Classic Southern Baked Apples

Baked Apple with Raisins

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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
184 Calories
2g Fat
44g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 184
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 1g
Calcium 34mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These old-fashioned stuffed baked apples are delicious, and the spices will make your house smell wonderful! Add a scoop of ice cream or freshly whipped cream for a fabulous dessert.

Feel free to replace the raisins with dried cranberries or chopped dates.

Ingredients

  • 6 large baking apples
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas 4.

  3. Wash and core apples, then remove a 1-inch strip of peel around the middle of each apple. Arrange the apples in a 2-quart shallow baking dish.

  4. Combine brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl; fill the center of each apple and dot with 1/2 teaspoon of the butter.

  5. Add just enough water to the baking dish to cover the bottom of the dish; bake, uncovered, for about 45 minutes to an hour, or until apples are tender. Large apples will take longer. Baste with juices occasionally.

  6. Serve the apples warm with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

  7. Enjoy!