Walnut Cranberry Raspberry Baked Apples

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"I think I originally saw this on The Food Network; then, added a few touches to the basic recipe. It's super simple, easy; and delicious. I sort of adapted it, according to what I had on hand. Also, I needed a quick and easy dessert for 4; and, everyone knows ... I'm not a fan of baking - so this was perfect. This serves 4-6, depending on the size of your apples - 2 large apples; or, 3 small."

Original is 5 servings
  • Garnish (either or all)


  • Serving Size: 1 (165 g)
  • Calories 350.1
  • Total Fat - 13 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6 g
  • Cholesterol - 22.9 mg
  • Sodium - 83.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 55.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 27.9 g
  • Protein - 6.3 g
  • Calcium - 30.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

NOTE: I used 2 large apples; so, the filling was just enough to cover the 4 halves. The second time, I used 2 smaller apples; and, I had enough topping for 6 halves. So, just take that into consideration. Also, any firm apple will work - there are many varieties

Step 1

Topping ... Add the butter, brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a bowl; and, using a fork, break up the mixture until it is crumbly. Then, add in the nuts and cranberries; and, mix until everything is combined. Make sure to taste ... you may want to add another pinch of salt. You will have enough topping for 2 large apples (4 halves); or, 3 small apples (6 halves).

Step 2

Apples ... Cut the apple in half - horizontally. Remove the core with a melon baller or spoon. Then, brush or drizzle the lemon juice over the cut side of the apple halves.

Step 3

Fill ... Add 1 tablespoon of the raspberry preserves to the hollowed out core of each apple half. Then, I like to use an ice scream scoop to get a even portion of the crumble filling for each apple; and, put it on each apple half. Press the crumble down, so it is well formed - and, it covers the entire apple. There is no right or wrong how you do this.

Step 4

Bake ... Place the apples in a baking dish, filled with 1/2" of water; and, bake in a 350 degree oven, on the middle shelf uncovered. It should take approximately 30-40 minutes, until golden brown; and, the apples tender. Check after 30 minutes; and, if the dish is dry, add a bit more water.

Step 5

Serve and ENJOY! ... Ideally served warm; but, they can also be served room temperature, or even chilled. Add a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping, your choice. A drizzle of honey is also delicious over the ice cream or whipped cream. You can also make these ahead of time; and, simply reheat in the microwave for a couple of minutes.


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