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Berry Baked Apples – Easy Dessert Recipe

Berry Baked Apples – Easy Dessert Recipe 6 Rating(s)

 

 

berry baked apples collage, easy dessert recipeWho doesn’t love a great apple dish, right? Apples are one of those versatile foods that can be enjoyed just as they are, completely raw and natural, or in salads, snacks, and desserts.

We made some Berry Baked Apples recently. Wow! Were they good! (According to Bon Appetit, the best types of apples for baking are Honeycrisp, Mutsu, and Pink Lady – we used Gala since that’s what we had on hand).

This is such an easy dessert recipe, whether just for yourself and a friend or for a large group (bake up a whole cake pan full of them).

On top of that, it is a reasonably healthy recipe with no added sugar, especially if you use homemade granola.  Even the coconut oil adds healthy benefits, (like benefiting your immune system and digestion and providing Vitamins E and K).

First, we gathered the ingredients (only 6 of them!) – apples, cinnamon, honey, coconut oil, granola and blueberries (or use any kind of berries that you prefer – frozen or fresh).

berry baked apples, easy dessert recipe, apples and berriesWe trimmed a little bit off the bottom of one of the apples so it would sit straight in the pan without wobbling around. Then we cored both apples (an apple corer makes this a super easy task).

With the apples sitting in the baking dish, we filled them with the berries and a little bit of honey – oh yeah!

cored apples, blueberries, granola, easy dessert recipe

In a small bowl, we mixed together the granola, coconut oil, some more honey, and cinnamon. Then we placed this mixture on top of the berries and apples.

Done! Now we cover lightly with foil and put in the oven for 30-40 minutes (until the apples are tender) and they’re ready to eat.

berry baked apples, easy dessert recipe, apples and berry granola

This is perfect to make-ahead for a large group; fill a cake pan with a dozen or so apples and fill them so they’re ready to bake, cover with foil, and put in the fridge until you’re ready to bake and serve them.

After baking, you could also top these off with a dash of whipped cream or a drizzle of honey, sweet caramel sauce, or melted jam for a little extra special touch.

Berry Baked Apples (printable recipe)

Ingredients (for serving 4):

4 apples, cored and tops removed
4 tablespoons frozen or fresh berries (blackberry, blueberry, raspberry)
8 teaspoons honey, divided
6 tablespoons granola
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Set the cored apples in a baking dish and fill each apple with a tablespoon of the berries and a teaspoon of honey.  In a small dish, mix together the remaining 4 teaspoons of honey with the granola, coconut oil and cinnamon.  Divide this mixture evenly among the apples, placing it on top of the berries and apples.  Cover with aluminum foil (“tented”, not tightly) and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until tender; remove foil and bake another 5 minutes.

We hope you enjoy this super easy dessert recipe with berries and apples.  Leave us a comment below with your thoughts or ideas and favorite apple dessert recipes.  What would you serve on top of your Berry Baked Apples?

You might also enjoy these recipes:

Apple Crisp

Apple Crumb Pie

Quick and Easy Apple Dumplings

Quinoa Salad with Apples, Almonds and Dried Cranberries

Baked Apples with Chocolate and Almonds

January 22nd, 2016

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