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A simple oven-baked apple with a piece taken out

Simple Oven-Baked Apple(s)

This is the ultimate comfort food. Simple to make and great straight out of the oven or the next day after being refrigerated, a baked apple is delicious for breakfast, brunch, dinner, or a snack.

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, cider, cinnamon, juice, nuts, raisins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 apple
Author Laura


  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 4.5 g
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar (either light or dark) 3.5 g
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts Walnuts or pecans are my choice. 8 g
  • 1 tablespoon dried fruit cut into small pieces Raisins, cranberries, and/or apricots. 12 g
  • 1/4 cup cider or juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter Small pat


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F/190 degrees C.

  2. Wash the apple(s). Peel just the top 1-1 & 1/2 inches of skin, then hollow out the core. Make sure not to pierce a hole in the bottom of the apple

  3. Mix the cinnamon and sugars. Then add the nuts and fruit into that mixture.

  4. Place the apple into the baking dish or ramekin. Spoon the fruit and nut mixture into the hollowed-out center of the apple. Then pour in the cider or juice and add the pat of butter on top.

  5. Bake for 30-45 minutes until a knife goes through the apple skin without much resistance.

  6. Let the apple cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. If eating a few hours later or the next day, refrigerate. For serving, bring back up to room temperature.