baked apple recipe

Apples and cranberry are both in season during autumn. Used in combination, these fruits complement each other, they are often used together in desserts and side dishes. Apple and cranberry sauce are both low in calories and high in nutrients and antioxidants, making them super fruits from a nutritional point of view.


4 apples
1/2 lemon
2/3 cup cranberry sauce(or less, depending on the size of apples)
1 tablespoon butter

Optional additions to cranberry sauce:

Spices(allspice, cinnamon, cloves)
Ginger(ground, freshly grated, or candied)
Orange or lemon zest, dried fruit, chopped nuts

how to make baked apples


☆Preheat oven to 350 °F.
☆Core apples( using an apple corer, melon baller, or parking knife), leaving 1/2 inch intact at the bottom.
☆Peel top 1 inch of each apple and rub with lemon to prevent discoloration.
☆If desired, mix additional ingredients into cranberry sauce.
☆Fill apples with cranberry sauce. Top each with a 1/4 tablespoon pat of butter.
☆Place apples in a baking dish and fill with 1/2 inch water.
☆Bake, basting every 15 minutes until apples are tender when pierced with a knife, about 45-60 minutes.
☆Serve warm. If desired, serve with yogurt, whipped cream, or ice cream.

Nutritional information

Persevering: 320 calories(80 from fat), 9g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 64 carbohydrates (9g dietary fiber, 50g sugar), 3g protein.