Oven-Baked Harvest Apples Recipe

This is the perfect warm dish for fall evenings that you can quickly make when you want something sweet after dinner.

April 2008

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    Make a healthy dessert with these baked apples.
    Photo by GettyImages/MKucova
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Yield: 4 servings

Easy to make and delicious, whip up and after dinner dessert.


  • 4 large apples, cored
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped pecans
  • 4 teaspoons buttery spread
  • 2/3 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Peel top third of apples; arrange them, peeled-side up, in an 8-inch baking dish. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, cranberries and pecans; spoon evenly into center of apples. Top each with 1 teaspoon buttery spread. Pour water around apples. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour, or until apples are tender, basting occasionally.
  4. Microwave Directions: Peel apples as directed above. Arrange apples in a microwave-safe pie plate. Cover with waxed paper and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, cranberries and pecans; spoon evenly into apples. Top each with 1 teaspoon buttery spread. Cover with waxed paper and microwave for an additional 2 minutes, or until apples are tender. Let stand for 5 minutes.

This recipe originally aired in the April 2008 issue of Heart of the Home.

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