Honey Baked Apples


Nothing says the fall season better than apples. Every year we'd take our sons apple picking and would return home with enough to makes pies, applesauce, and of course Honey Baked Apples. They're so easy to prepare and delicious. The boys loved them for snacks, desserts, and even breakfast. Here's my version where I fill them with pecans, raisins, and honey. Honey Baked Apples is comfort food at it's best.


Ingredients for Honey Baked Apples:


4 baking apples

4 tablespoons honey

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1/4 cup raisins

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

dash of nutmeg

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces

kosher salt

1 cup of water


Time-Saving Tip: The pecans can be chopped in advance.


Let's see what we need.

We're ready to cook.


Combine the raisins, pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl; set aside.


While preparing the apples, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Carefully cut the tops off of the apples and remove the core. Be careful not to cut through the apple or else the raisin mixture will fall out. Fill the center of each apple with the raisin mixture. Drizzle each apple with a tablespoon of honey over the filling and dot with two pieces of butter; sprinkle each one with salt. Pour a cup of water into the pie plate and transfer the apples to the oven. Bake until tender; depending on the size of the apple this could take 25-50 minutes. Midway through baking, drizzle the apples with some of the cooking liquid and then continue cooking until tender.



They're ready! Honey Baked Apples are so delicious. I like to eat them as is but feel free to add a scoop of your favorite ice cream or whipped cream.


Enjoy!


Honey Baked Apples:

snack/dessert/breakfast

  • 4 baking apples

  • 4 tablespoons honey

  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

  • 1/4 cup raisins

  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • dash of nutmeg

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces

  • kosher salt

  • 1 cup of water

  • Combine the raisins, pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl; set aside.

  • While preparing the apples, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Carefully cut the tops off of the apples and remove the core. Be careful not to cut through the apple or else the raisin mixture will fall out. Fill the center of each apple with the raisin mixture. Drizzle each apple with a tablespoon of honey over the filling and dot with two pieces of butter; sprinkle each one with salt. Pour a cup of water into the pie plate and transfer the apples to the oven. Bake until tender; depending on the size of the apple this could take 25-50 minutes. Midway through baking, drizzle the apples with some of the cooking liquid and then continue cooking until tender.

  • Time-Saving Tip: The pecans can be chopped in advance.


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