Old Fashioned Baked Apples

"This is a truly old-fashioned dessert and truly delicious!"
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  • Remove the core of the apples with an apple corer or small knife, leaving about 1/2" at the base.
  • Peel the top one third with a vegetable peeler or sharp knife.
  • Place apples in an 8" square baking dish or in another ovenproof pan that holds them snugly.
  • Place 1 tbsp.
  • raisins in each apple.
  • In a small bowl combine brown sugar with cinnamon and add 1 tbsp mixture to each apple.
  • Place 1 small piece of butter in each apple.
  • Combine syrup with apple juice in a small bowl and pour over and around apples.
  • Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 45-55 minutes or until apples are very tender.
  • Baste a few times during baking.

Questions & Replies

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  1. tilburn.janette
    My mum used to bake apples, she used a tin baking tray, she cored them completely and stuffed sultanas and sugar in the middle. Not sure if she put any water in the dish but they were always squishy and delicious in the bottom, not still in the apple shape at all, a as bd quite brown on top. I’ve tried to replicate them but can’t make them, they’re always quite firm and still in the apple form.


  1. Rita1652
    Now this is Comfort food! To the apple juice I added Disaronno(Almond Liqueur)Very good. I used a mixture of raisins and diced candied ginger. Thanks for a great recipe.
  2. LonghornMama
    Delicious! I used raisins, honey, and water and baked until soft, about 15 more minutes. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  3. petlover
    Good taste-I made this exactly as directed using maple syrup. I would have like the apples sweeter so next time I am going to double everything ( except the apples). Overall-I enjoyed this recipe. Thanks Country Lady!
  4. rjcraigs
    I really liked these, but my spartan apples were small so I reduced the cooking time by bout 15 min. Serving tip: Use Fork and Serrated Knife. It's like slicing ripe tomatoes.
  5. Marie
    I haven't had baked apples in years and I am so glad I chose to try this one. They are excellent. Used raisins, brown sugar, honey and apple cider - I had no apple juice. A real keeper of a recipe, CL. Thanks for sharing it.


  1. ellie_
    Perfect fall dessert which we enjoyed. Instead of the apple juice I used cider and used only raisins for the filling the apples but next time I may try to fill them with dates and raisins. I only made three apples using two golden delicious and a red apple for the last one. Thanks for sharing! We will be having this often!



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