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Baked Apples in National Apple Month

Granny Smith Apples - CookingWithKimberly.comAn apple a day keeps the doctor away! Well, let’s keep him away for National Apple Month!

Truer words have never been spoken.

Actually, one apple a day isn’t enough for me. it is easily stored & carried for snacks, making it, well, just a perfect, little, health bomb that is crunchy, sweet & juicy.

I usually purchase more than I think I’ll need because they are easily incorporated into salads and other dishes, especially desserts like baked apples or cobblers.

Who doesn’t enjoy homemade apple pie? Served with whipped cream, ice cream or cheddar cheese. It’s always a hit from toddlers to adults.

For pies, I liked to try to use the most tart apples. They really make your pies sing. Then, pile the apple wedges as high as possible, so the apple flavor is really achieved.

Maybe you’re looking for apple pie flavor, but in a different kind of treat! Try out this Apple Pie Quickbread recipe. It was superb.

My Baked Apple Recipe is below…

Baked Apples:

When I make baked apples, everyone’s faces in the household light up. In fact, I have apples on my tree right now, and I’m craving.

We will have to make some this weekend, for sure! It’s Fall harvest, anyway.


  • apple
  • ~ 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • dash pepper
  • spices – as desired; i.e. cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice

Optional Toppings:

  • maraschino cherry
  • ice cream
  • whipped cream
  • sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Remove the stems & remove the cores as gingerly as possible, so as not to break the apple.
  3. Butter the apples inside & out. and place them into an ovenproof dish stem side up.
  4. Fill the cored apples with brown sugar, pepper and other spices that appeal to you on that day.
  5. Bake until cooked through, but firm, roughly 35-45 min.
  6. Remove from oven and top each apple with a large marshmallow & heat for another 3-5 min.

For me, they are ready to eat, but some like a cherry on top & an additional sprinkling of sugar, a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream…or even sharp cheddar cheese.

Easy, satisfying & delicious! ~ Ingrid Turner

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Author: Ingrid Turner

Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings.

Ingrid is also a regular on her daughter’s cooking show, “Cooking with Kimberly” @ CookingWithKimberly.com.


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