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.

baked apples with melted whipped cream

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.

You can experiment with your favorite ingredients for the filling. My mom used to make baked apples with a 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.

4 stuffed apples on a baking sheet

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.
  • 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.

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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


  • 4 apples braeburn, honeycrisp, or gala
  • 4 tsp jam
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp slivered almonds omit or use coconut flakes on the AIP
  • 1/2 can coconut cream the thick part on top of refrigerated coconut milk


  • 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!
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