Delicious apples stuffed with fruit, nuts, and sugar then baked to tender moistness in honey and fruit juices; the flavors will make your taste buds rejoice! These Honey Baked Apples are the ideal treat to share with friends and family alike in the autumn season!
It Couldn’t Be Any Easier!
You can whip up these baked apples in a mere 20 minutes with very little trouble. Just hollow out the centers and stuff with the other ingredients, then bake in juices until tender. It’s quick, easy, and doesn’t require any difficult techniques; that’s pretty amazing!
What Makes Honey Baked Apples Special?
This Honey Baked apple recipe is not just simple to make, but it’s also an inexpensive and healthier dessert alternative! Apples are jam-packed with many essential health benefits such as lowering high cholesterol and blood pressure, they’re also high in dietary fiber, Vitamin C, and many antioxidants. Delicious and Good for you!
How To Serve Honey Baked Apples?
Honey Baked Apples taste their best when served warm. You can eat these apple plain, drizzle with some sweet caramel, have it with a scoop of ice cream, or both! This recipe is perfect for the autumn season and will be a hit with kids and adults too!
This recipe yields 3 succulent Honey Baked Apples! This serving size is best for a snack with 2 friends or a dessert to share with family. If this yield is too little for your needs, you can either cut each apple in half to accommodate 6 people or increase the recipe as much as needed.
Bowls– You will need about 2-3 bowls to separate the ingredients.
Pot– Use a medium saucepan or pot to boil the liquid ingredients.
Baking Dish– Use any baking dish that is big enough to hold all 3 apples.
Knife– Use a regular knife to core the apples.
Spoon– Using this, fill the hollowed apples.
Apples– For this recipe, I used 3 Jonagold Apples because they have a nice flavor and hold up well when baked. You can also use dessert apples or any apple you prefer.
Lemon Juice– I used freshly squeezed juice from one small lemon in the filling.
Apple Juice– If you don’t have any apple juice, a good substitute would be orange juice. Just use it in an equal amount as required.
Brown Sugar– Ran out of brown sugar? You can either replace it with an equal amount of white(granulated) sugar or make the brown sugar needed for the recipe. Combine 4 tablespoons of white sugar and 3/4 teaspoon molasses and use as instructed in the recipe.
All The Ingredients
- Apples– These were washed, cored, and filled with fruits and nuts.
- Sultanas– Added to the honey mixture along with the other fruits.
- Currants– Mixed into the warm liquid ingredients.
- Raisins– Stirred in with the cranberries.
- Mixed Nuts– Added to the fruit and liquid mixture for a crunchy texture.
- Cranberries-Gives a hint of tangy flavor and color to the filling.
- Honey– Combined with apple juice, lemon juice, butter, and brown sugar to make the liquid filling.
- Apple Juice– Simmered with sugar and other liquids.
- Brown Sugar– Gives sweetness to the filling.
- Butter– Adds a delicious flavor to the filling
- Lemon Juice– Adds tang to the liquid ingredients.
How To Make Honey Baked Apples
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium saucepan, combine apple juice, lemon juice, honey, butter, and brown sugar.
- Bring to a gentle simmer until liquefied.
- Mix all the dried fruits into the warm honey and sugar mixture, then set this aside.
- Wash the apples thoroughly, then core and remove the center.
- Place the apples upright into a heat-proof dish or baking pan.
- Using a spoon, stir the mixed nuts into the fruit and liquid mixture.
- Spoon the mixture into each hollowed apple center, pour the remaining liquid on top of the apples, and cover the tops with aluminum foil.
- Bake the apples for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven, spoon the liquid from the pan over the apples, and return to the oven for an additional 20 minutes until done.
- Serve warm.
Cover The Apples With Foil
After filling the apples with the fruit and nuts mixture, I poured out the remaining liquid from the filling into the baking dish and covered the tops of the apples with foil before baking. Doing this helps the apples to cook through evenly and prevents the tops from browning too fast.
Making A Well In The Apples
After adding the fruits to the honey mixture, I thoroughly washed the apples and used a small knife to cored them, remove the seeds, and make a well in the apple. If you aren’t comfortable using a knife, you can use a metal tablespoon or small cookie scoop to hollow the apple instead.
How To Store Honey Baked Apple
Due to the rapid rate at which fruit deteriorates, I don’t recommend storing these apples at room temperature. Once the baked apples are cooled, refrigerate in an airtight cover dish, this will last between 3-4 days, or you can freeze them for up to 2 months.
Juicy apples, filled with fruits and nuts, then baked in delicious fruit juice, so yummy! These Honey Baked Apples are the perfect treats for the fall season and will be a hit with kids and adults! Share this tasty treat with the ones you love on the holidays, and you’ll become their favorite!
- 3 apples
- 3 tbs golden raisins (sultanas)
- 3 tbs currants
- 3 tbs raisins
- 3 tbs mixed nuts (chopped)
- 3 tbs dried cranberries
- 4 tbs honey
- 4 tbs apple juice
- 4 tbs light brown sugar
- 1 tbs butter
- Juice from 1 small lemon
- Heat the oven to 400°F or 200°C.
- In a medium-sized saucepan, bring the lemon juice, apple juice, honey, light brown sugar, and butter to a gentle boil until all ingredients are melted and combined.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the currants, raisins, sultanas, and cranberries, then aside.
- Wash and core the 3 apples, carefully cut through each one's center and place them in a baking dish.
- Stir the chopped nuts into the fruit mixture, then spoon the mixture into the hollowed apples.
- Pour the liquid from the mixture over the apples and cover the fruit-filled hollows with a piece of foil.
- Bake them for 40 minutes total. After about 20 minutes, take the out of the oven, bast with the juices, and return to the oven to finish baking.
- Once baked, remove from the oven and serve warm.