Baked Apples

These delicious baked apples are the perfect winter dessert and a super delicious low-sugar treat. They are easy to make and gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and AIP-friendly.

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Baked Apples

If you have never had baked apples in your life, you are gonna have to try. It is one of the most delicious winter desserts. The apples taste unbelievably amazing just by simply baking them. With just a few additional ingredients this dish turns into an irresistible treat. And the great news is it is very simple to make.

My mom used to make baked apples with jam, cinnamon sugar, almond filling topped with whipped cream. This recipe is a modified version of my beloved childhood recipe, without the added sugar and using coconut creme instead of regular whipped cream. Adding jam to the baked apples makes them so irresistible. Especially in combination with the cinnamon and cream. Feel free to use regular whipped cream if you tolerate dairy.

These baked apples are the perfect winter dessert for cold dark winter evenings. Next time you go to the farmers market get some local apples and a fruit spread and try this recipe.

This delicious apple crisp recipe is a sneak peek of my cookbook  “Enjoy- healthy festive foods for you and your loved ones”.  The cookbook is full of mouthwatering recipes perfect for entertaining and celebrating the holidays for those with food sensitivities. All recipes are gluten, dairy, and soy-free, paleo, and mostly autoimmune protocol friendly.

Wanna get more holiday and special occasion recipes? Get my AIP/Paleo holiday cookbook, including a full Thanksgiving spread.

baked apples with melted whipped cream

Ingredients in Baked Apples

  • Apples: The kind of apples you choose will make a difference. My favorite are Honeycrisp, Braeburn and Gala.
  • Jam: If you have ever tried to make your jam own you quickly realize that you will have to add sugar or some sort of sweetener to make it taste good. Amounts of sugar vary between different brands. Try to opt for one with less added sugar. Definitely stay away from high fructose corn syrup. So make sure you read your labels before purchasing a fruit spread. Just like with all labels, the fewer ingredients the better. You can try it with your favorite kind. I used raspberry or strawberry jam. But feel free to be creative. For AIP I like this brand.
  • Cinnamon: Nothing says fall, holidays/comfort food like a house that smells like baked goods with cinnamon.
  • Slivered almonds: These add extra flavor and some crunch. If you cannot eat nuts, simply omit the almonds. Using coconut flakes is a great alternative if you want to add that extra crunch to it.
  • Coconut cream: Always buy canned full-fat coconut milk. Preferably without any additives, the fewer the better. The best option is just coconut and water as the ingredients. Also, opt for a BPA free can. The cream will rise to the top, especially if you put it in the fridge overnight. I like this brand.

Do you have food sensitivities and don’t know what to eat? Get my FREE substitution chart to learn how to make easy swaps, because life is too short to not enjoy food. Suitable for gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, Paleo, and AIP.

4 stuffed apples on a baking sheet

How to Make Baked Apples

  1. Wash the apples. With a knife or apple corer cut a hole into the top of the apple. Carefully removed the core of the apple while keeping the bottom of the apple (1/2 inch) intact.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place the apples on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Add 1 tsp jam in the opening of each apple. Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon to every apple and finally add 1 tsp slivered almonds to every apple.
  4. Bake for about 30- 45 minutes until the apples are soft to your liking. Baking time will vary depending on the size of your apples.
  5. Serve with coconut cream.
  6. Enjoy!

You can experiment with your favorite ingredients for the filling.

Do you crave sweets a lot? Desserts on occasion are great, but frequent cravings are a sign of blood sugar dysregulation. This can easily be fixed without deprivation and restriction. If you need help with this schedule a free discovery call to work together.

More Fall Dessert Recipes

I cannot wait for you to try this recipe and would love to get your feedback, please leave a comment below. And as always don’t forget to tag me in your food pictures on Instagram

Happy baking

~Annika

Baked Apples

These delicious baked apples are the perfect winter dessert. They are easy to make and gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and AIP friendly.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 apples braeburn, honeycrisp, or gala
  • 4 tsp jam for AIP make sure it is compliant, see notes below
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp slivered almonds omit or use coconut flakes for AIP
  • 1/2 can coconut cream the thick part on top of refrigerated coconut milk (additive free for AIP)

Instructions
 

  • Wash the apples. With a knife or apple corer cut a hole into the top of the apple. Carefully removed the core of the apple while keeping the bottom of the apple (1/2 inch) intact.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the apples on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Add 1 tsp jam in the opening of each apple. Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon to every apple and finally add 1 tsp slivered almonds to every apple.
  • Bake for about 30- 45 minutes until the apples are soft to your liking. Baking time will vary depending on the size of your apples.
  • Serve with coconut cream.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

AIP notes:
Jam: Make sure the ingredients are compliant. I like this brand.
Coconut milk: INgredients should be coconut and water only.
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