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Honey-Baked Apples

My mother baked these apples and served them warm and filled the core with heavy cream. I can taste this now, as I write!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked apples, honey baked apples
Servings: 6
Calories: 540kcal


  • 6 baking apples (Granny Smith, Gala, Cortland, Fuji) rinsed
  • 4 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2-1 c Waxing Kara Clover Honey
  • 3 tbsp. butter cut into pats
  • 1/2 c apple cider
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 c chopped nuts walnuts, almonds or pecans
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c dried fruit chopped figs, cranberries, cherries or raisins
  • 1 1/2 c heavy cream greek yogurt or ice cream, for serving (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 375˚
  • Use a melon baller to scoop the cores and stems out of each apple, keeping the base of the apple intact. Peel a strip of skin from around the top of each cavity.
  • In a large bowl, mix together dried fruit, sugar, nuts, cinnamon and nutmeg, set aside.
  • Place the apples right side up in a buttered baking dish that is small enough to hold them snugly. Fill each cavity with 1-2 teaspoons honey and butter pats cut into small pieces and lemon juice.
  • Fill each core with dried mixture.
  • Place a pat of butter on apple hole filled with mixture. Drizzle honey on top of all the apples. Pour cider into baking dish.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, then cover with foil and continue baking until tender, 10 to 20 minutes more.
  • Transfer the apples to shallow bowls for serving and drizzle with some of the juice from the baking dish. Alternatively, to make a caramel-like dessert sauce, pour the juices into a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat until reduced to a syrup; drizzle over the apples. Serve warm, with filled with heavy cream, yogurt or ice cream if desired.



Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 0.7mg