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The best baked apples recipe.

Baked Apples Recipe

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Baked Apples Recipe + Cardamom Whipped Cream – an indulgent, delicious Fall recipe that is perfect this apple season!



Stuffed Apples:

  • 4 medium-large Honeycrisp apples, cored
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (sub 1-to-1 gluten free flour)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Cardamom Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom


  • chopped walnuts or pecans
  • vanilla bean ice cream
  • caramel sauce


Stuffed Apples:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Stir to ensure all clumps are gone and everything is thoroughly mixed. Add melted butter and mix with spoon until clumpy.
  3. Stuff mixture into cored apples, packing tightly and making sure there almost a little “cap” on top of the apple.
  4. Place in oven and bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes. Obviously, the longer you cook them, the softer they will get so adjust cook time per your desired softness. It will also depend upon the size of your apples. 

Cardamom Whipped Cream:

  1. While the apples are cooking you can make your whipped cream (or you can make it the day before).
  2. Add cardamom, sugar and heavy whipping cream to mixing bowl and mix on med/high with a Kitchenaid stand mixer or hand mixer until cream becomes thick and will stand up on its own when you pull out your mixer (approx. 3 minutes or so).
  3. Taste – add additional sugar and/or cardamom to reach your desired taste – remember that cardamom is very strong, so if you are going to add more, I would start with 1/4 teaspoon and go from there.


  1. Place your stuffed apple in a bowl; Top with Cardamom Whipped Cream; Put scoop of vanilla bean ice cream next to it. Sprinkle with about 1-2 tablespoons of walnuts; Drizzle with caramel.
  2. Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Dairy-Free: use dairy-free butter, dairy-free vanilla ice cream and dairy-free whipped cream (or just grab some store-bought dairy-free whipped cream).
  • Gluten-Free: simply use gluten-free oats and and gluten-free flour. 
  • Storage: these are best made right before serving.


  • Serving Size: 6oz
  • Calories: 297
  • Sugar: 29.7 g
  • Sodium: 11.5 mg
  • Fat: 13.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.4 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.3 mg

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