Andrea’s Baked Apples


  • 1/2 cup sucanat (barely refined sugar) or 1/3 cup maple syrup

  • 6 tablespoons butter

  • zest from 2 small (or 1 large) lemon, grated

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1/4 cup raisins

  • 1/4 cup chopped or sliced almonds or sunflower seeds

  • 6 large baking apples.


  1. Preheat oven to 325F

  2. Cream butter and sucanat/maple syrup

  3. Stir in lemon rind, spices, raisins, and nuts.

  4. Core apples from stem side, leaving apple intact on bottom.

  5. Fill each apple with a spoonful of stuffing.

  6. Place apples in buttered baking pan with a little water. Bake until apples are tender (depending on type of apple, about 1 hour).

Serves 6 for dessert or brunch.

Note: Presentation is more attractive if the top third of the apples is peeled before filling
and baking – however, the finished apple is less juicy and provides less fiber.

| Adapted from Nourishing Traditions/ Sally Fallon.