Today I am sharing with you my Healthy Baked Apples. This warm baked dessert must excite anyone who likes desserts, apples and the smell of cinnamon.
I still love apples raw and fresh the most , but this recipe is simple the best and even the complete baking beginners will manage to make it. And the whole house will smell wonderful when baking!
This recipe is my contribution to Jazz Apple Recipe Book. I absolutely love Jazz apples, so was thrilled when asked to be a contributor. The Ebook is completely free featuring amazing recipes. From a hearty winter porridge to a fragrant apple som tam, a one-pan autumn chicken traybake to heavenly apple pie cupcakes, this recipe book has something to tickle everyone’s taste buds, whilst also showing you the versatility of this much-loved apple. Get it for free in here.
How do you make healthy baked apples?
Healthy baked apples with cinnamon are simple and you only need small food processor/blender and a baking dish or baking tray to prepare them. I have used hazelnuts and dates, but you could use any nuts and any dried fruit. Prunes and apricots in particular work really well.
To make it even more special I have drizzled some homemade orange syrup over the apples prior to serving. Absolutely divine!
Healthy Baked Apples
- 4 Jazz Apples
- ¼ cup hazelnuts
- ¼ cup dates (You can use prunes or apricots too)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Orange Syrup
- Juice from 2 big oranges
- ¼ cup date/rice/maple syrup
- Line baking tray with baking paper and preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
- Wash and core the apples. Using a sharp knife carefully cut out the core, then use a spoon to scrape out the bottom of the core.
- Put the cored apples on the prepared baking dish.
- Make the filling by processing the hazelnuts, dates, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a food processor until coarsely chopped
- Spoon the filling into the apples until it’s about to overflow.
- Bake apples for around 30 minutes, or until they are tender when pierced with the tip of a sharp knife
- Set baked apples aside and make the orange syrup by squeezing the juice from oranges into a small saucepan. Add in the sweetener and simmer over medium heat until reduced by half. You should have syrupy like texture.
- Serve the apples with the orange syrup and enjoy!
If you want some more apple recipes check out my Healthy Apple Pie Bake, delicious Bundt Cake or my rustic looking Healthy Apple Galette.
As always please, if you make this recipe share it with me either on my Facebook,Twitter or Instagram. I would love to see it! Hashtag #HediHearts
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