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Baked Apples

Healthy Facts:

  • Apples’ rich antioxidant profile fights cancer and improves asthma symptoms
  • Omega-3s in walnuts and pecans burn body fat, improve cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation
  • Raisins are good sources of the bone-protecting mineral boron
  • Antioxidants in raisins, apples and cinnamon protect against heart disease and other illnesses

20 Min Cook Time |25 Min Prep Time | Serves 4 |284 Calories per Serving


  • 4 medium tart apples (Granny Smith or Macintosh)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 heaping tablespoons raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons apple brandy or rum (optional)
  • Vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream (optional)

What You Need

  • Paring knife
  • Cutting board
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Aluminum foil
  • Charcoal or gas grill
  • Fork
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

How To Make It

  1. Run a paring knife clockwise around an apple’s core. Leave about 1/4 inch at the bottom.
  2. Pull the core out.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the remaining apples.
  4. Butter a 9-inch-square piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  5. Place each cored apple on the aluminum foil.
  6. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the walnuts or pecans, brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon and allspice.
  7. Divide the mixture equally among the apples, packing it into their hollowed centers.
  8. Top each apple with a half tablespoon of butter.
  9. Fold up the edges of the foil around the apples to make a tight package.
  10. Prepare a medium fire in a charcoal or gas grill.
  11. Place the foil packages on the grid.
  12. Grill for 20 to 25 minutes or until the apples are tender when pierced with a fork, rotating occasionally to different spots on the grid to ensure even cooking. (Be careful not to overcook, or you’ll end up with almost applesauce.)
  13. Remove from foil and (if desired) pour 1/2 tablespoon brandy or rum over the top of each.
  14. If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream sweetened with maple syrup or maple extract and sugar.

Frances Masters

Frances Masters is a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 30,000 client hours of experience. Follow her @fusioncoachuk, or visit The Integrated Coaching Academy for details about up coming training.