Simply Healthy Family: Baked Golden Delicious Apples with Raisin Crisp Filling


Baked Golden Delicious Apples with Raisin Crisp Filling

This is one of those recipes that you kick yourself for not discovering sooner. These stuffed apples were absolutely wonderful. Simple. Healthy. Deliciousness! We were eating them hot, right out of the oven with the cool, winter Arizona air blowing through our open windows. We had a light picnic lunch of grilled salmon over crisp lettuce with orange bell peppers and home made garlic-Dijon dressing. These apples were the perfect light and savory dessert for our backyard picnic. We had one leftover and I packed it for Jack as a nice surprise for his school lunch the following day, he was so happy.

Eat them hot, right out of the oven. Just pick them up and take a big bite.
Let the warm apple juices drip down your chin
and savour the crisp, sweet filling.

Golden Delicious apples work best, but any variety will do.
Wash apples thoroughly under cool, running water.

Cut 1 inch off the tops of the apple, rubbing a halved lemon over the exposed apple as you go.
Using a pairing knife or apple corer, core the apple. Make sure to not go to close to the bottom.

In the bowl of a food processor, combine a handful of chopped walnuts, a handful of golden raisins, a pinch of brown sugar and smaller pinch of cinnamon.
Pulse just 2 or 3 times till chopped. Don't emulsify. You could just use a knife too.
Using your fingers, stuff the filling into the cored apples.

Place filled apples into a baking dish with 1/2 inch of water on the bottom.
Bake at 350F degrees for 25-30 minutes until apples are soft when pierced with a fork.

Pack up for a warm picnic treat on a cold day. Or a special dessert any time!



  1. I make similar baked apples but usually don't add nuts. Must give a great crunch!

  2. This recipe is fantastic! I love everything with apples those days and I cant wait to make those this weekend:) Thanks, darling

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  4. If you can get your hands on them, Roma apples are great for baking (actually, IMO, that is all they are good for). They get soft but still hold their shape and some texture.

  5. Your pictures are making my mouth water, literally! What a fantastic idea!

  6. What a fabulous idea! I'd love this too. Raisins are one of my 'go to' things when I have a sweet tooth but don't want to indulge.

  7. Your filling mixture looks amazing! I haven't had a "stuffed" apple in a long time, they remind me of my younger days. I'm saving your recipe. :D

  8. Love your blog - we have lots of the same food philosophies :-) Yummy apples!


  9. looks great!

  10. These look absolutely beautiful and delicious. Definately a must try! Glad to be following you now :). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  11. This is such a delicious recipe, I love oven baked apples!

  12. So simple...yet so beautiful and delicious! I love the thought of taking these on a winter picnic. I would be tempted to bring some ice cream though ;-) Thank you for sharing, sweetheart. I hope you have a happy Saturday. Hugs and love!

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  14. So that's how it's done. Thanks for sharing!


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