Baked Apples with Raisins, Dates and Walnuts

Youpi for Microsoft Word. I have it back on my computer! I’ve been without it for four months so I’ve been typing posts directly on the blog. I’ve missed the red squiggles alarming me of typos because no matter how many times I proofread, I always find a typo or two when I go back. Getting old and less astute? Nah. Well, maybe only a little bit older, but gracefully of course :)

My favorite fall dessert. Right here! I’m pretty sure I’ve said this about other desserts. There are favorites but there are also favorite favorites. This is a favorite among the favorites. One that I’ve loved ever since my mother made it when I was a child. I’ve shared her recipe in my book with a few tweaks; she peels her apples, I don’t; she bakes them until very soft, I keep them somewhat al dente. They taste very similar though with the predominant flavor being the forever wonderful and unmistakable aroma of cinnamon.


Baked Apples Recipe

4 servings

4 Gala, or other baking variety, apples
¼ cup chopped dates
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon coconut oil or unsalted butter, divided in four (optional)
1 cup apple juice or cider

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Core the apples, leaving the bottom intact. Remove the seeds using a melon baller.

Mix the dates, raisins and walnuts with the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Stuff each apple with the fruit and nut mixture and mound some on top. Place a quarter of the butter on each apple.

Place the apples and the apple juice in a rimmed baking pan pan. Cover with foil paper and bake for 30 minutes. Discard the foil paper. Baste the apples with the pan juices and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm or cold.


12 Responses to “Baked Apples with Raisins, Dates and Walnuts”

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    ♥peachkins♥ — 10/24/2010 @ 1:15 am

    Oh a baked apple recipe…I love this!

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    Bryan — 10/24/2010 @ 1:41 pm

    I love baked apples! great dessert. I like that you don't peel them all the way they look wonderful.

    I like the new profile picture.

    Oh, and I am like you, I find so many typos in the few days after I post.

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    Hylic — 10/24/2010 @ 5:17 pm

    yum yum, very nice!!

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    Kerstin — 10/25/2010 @ 1:19 am

    Mmm, this looks like such a yummy and easy fall dessert – love it!

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    Mademoiselle Poirot — 10/25/2010 @ 7:48 am

    Bonjour Nisrine, I hope you're well, unfortunately I don't manage to visit and comment as much as I'd love to anymore.

    Those apples look really wonderful and are something I love in Autumn and Winter. I do mine with marzipan, raisins and a small dash of Amaretto, then serve with a warm vanilla custard…

    Now, to your tipous, sorry, typos: Blogger does have a spell checker that you can click on and it will highlight the words and even suggest a replacement…maybe that helps?

    Have a lovely week, Love from London x

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    Nadji — 10/25/2010 @ 11:28 am

    Le fruit préféré de mon fils.
    Superbe dessert.
    Il ne me manque que les dattes.
    Bonne semaine et à bientôt.

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    We Are Not Martha — 10/25/2010 @ 9:25 pm

    I need to jump on this whole baked apple thing! They totally remind me of my childhood and this really makes me crave one :) So pretty!


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    Nisrine Merzouki — 10/26/2010 @ 12:16 am

    Mademoiselle P., marzipan sounds GREAT in the apples. I must try it!! Gosh, I remember seeing the spell checker on Blogger but forgot it was there. Thanks so much!

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    Quality Coupons — 10/28/2010 @ 3:38 am

    What a delicious apple. You are very good.

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    Eliana — 10/31/2010 @ 6:47 pm

    What a great way to enjoy apples! This looks and sounds amazing.

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    Anonymous — 11/08/2010 @ 2:51 pm

    Thank you for the couscous salad and baked apple recipes. I can't wait to try them. I will be back..

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    Nisrine Merzouki — 11/10/2010 @ 1:46 am

    You're welcome ;) Two great choices…

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