These stuffed baked apples scream fall dessert, as they’re loaded with the most flavorful and cinnamon-spiced oats and brown sugar filling.
Why make this stuffed baked apple recipe? Well, there are quite a few reasons. Firstly, apples are currently in season so their flavor is at its peak. Secondly, with a crispness to the air, who doesn’t want their house to smell like apples and cinnamon at the first sign of fall?
This recipe is so simple to make and produces enough to keep a whole family happy. Every tender apple half is stuffed with the most perfectly sweet, spiced, and flavorful filling imaginable. It’s a delectable combination of vanilla extract, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, allspice, flour, and butter. It’s like an apple crisp filling inside an apple — what more could you want?
Serve your stuffed baked apples with caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate fall dessert. No one can say no to a bowl of cozy comfort food like a stuffed baked apple.
Now, I’ve mentioned how easy this recipe is. But another one of my favorite things is that leftovers reheat well or make a great addition to a hot bowl of oatmeal at breakfast. I bet you’re ready to get baking now!
- Brown sugar
- All-purpose flour
- Hot water
- 4-5 apples
How to Make Stuffed Baked Apples
How to Make the Stuffing
Melt butter in a medium-sized bowl and then add all of the dry ingredients: brown sugar, vanilla, flour, oats, allspice, and cinnamon.
Stir stuffing until well combined.
Slice each apple in half and remove the stems.
Using a spoon, scoop out the core of each apple.
Pour 1/2 cup of hot water into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish and place the apples inside, with the cut side up.
Sprinkle about a teaspoon of cinnamon over the tops.
Then, stuff each apple with the filling mixture.
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 35 minutes.
Can you smell those lovely flavors? YUM!
Serve on their own or top with a scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
Store leftover baked apples in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat in the microwave. I don’t recommend freezing leftovers.
- Use dairy-free butter to make vegan baked apples.
- You can also adapt the spices to suit you. Substitute the ground cinnamon and allspice for apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice instead. Alternatively, swap the allspice for ground nutmeg.
- If you like, add a 1/4 cup of chopped nuts or dried fruit. This might be chopped pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts; raisins, cherries, or cranberries.
What are the best apples to use for stuffed baked apples?
The best baking apples include Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, Golden Delicious, and Jonagold.
How do you serve baked apples?
Besides ice cream, you can serve baked apples with whipped cream (here’s my homemade recipe).
You may also like these appetizing apple recipes:
Apple Snack Cake (Right From The Orchard)
- 1 stick salted or unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup light or dark brown sugar
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ tsp allspice
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 4-5 baking apples
- ¾ cup hot water
- 1 tsp cinnamon for sprinkling over apples before filling
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, melt the butter. Add in brown sugar, flour, oats, allspice, cinnamon, and vanilla.1 stick salted or unsalted butter, melted, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ cup light or dark brown sugar, ½ cup all-purpose flour, ¾ cup old-fashioned oats, ½ tsp allspice, 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- Stir until well combined.
- Slice each apple in half and remove the stems. Using a spoon, scoop out the core of each apple.4-5 baking apples
- Pour the hot water into the bottom of your 9x13 baking dish and place the apples inside, with the cut side up. Sprinkle with the extra cinnamon. Then stuff each apple with the filling mixture until all apples are stuffed.¾ cup hot water, 1 tsp cinnamon for sprinkling over apples before filling
- Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 35 minutes.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, or on their own.
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Always looking for apple recipes and this looks quick and easy. Thx a bunch
Oh my goodness yes!! I hope you love them as much as we do!
Mmmm! That sounds so good, I can almost smell it!
🙂 Wait till you really do as they are cooking!!!
When I first got your newsletter with this recipe, I took a quick look at the photo and thought it was diced turkey on a roll with a scoop of mashed potatoes, drizzled with gravy. It made my mouth water! And then, after a glance at the words, I realized I was seeing a DESSERT! Gave me a really good laugh…. AND a good IDEA for a future meal, LOL!
Mercy, that sounds good to me, too!!!!!!
Are the cooking times on this correct? My apples practically disintegrated at 20 minutes after uncovering. I used Granny Smith and McIntosh apples
I know what dessert will be for tomorrow night’s company ~ 2 of our most precious little girlfriends who choose to spend the weekend with us! Their mom is an excellent every-night- homemade-meal-cook. I have to depend on YOU to make sure I have a good meal when they come! And you never let me down! 🙂
Wow, thank you so much Patti, you made my day!! I am so glad you are able to find recipes to suit what you need!!! Thank you again, I appreciate you!!
My mom would core out an apple, almost all the way through, but not quite. Make sure all the seeds are removed and widen the opening a bit. Tear off some aluminum foil and place the apple on the foil. Down into the apple hole, stuff butter, sugar (white or brown), and more butter. Once or twice we also poured in a little clear corn syrup. Wrap the apple tightly and completely in the foil – pull up the corners so the juice will stay inside the package. Place 4 apples in a small square baking pan, and put into the oven…I don’t remember the temp, but probably 350 for 45 minute or so – until the apples are soft. Each diner gets to open their own apple!
Didnt you just love coming in the house to that smell? Simply delicious!!
Hi! I was wondering if I can use quick oats instead of old fashioned oats? I’m anxious to try the EASY STUFFED BAKED APPLES. Thank you, Brenda
Sure can! I tend to switch them up a lot myself.
Will try and scale this down for one Apple since it,s just me here but it’s fruit! good for me right