Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates

Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates

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Baked apples with walnuts, dates, coconut milk drizzle.

I sure hope you love apples and nuts as much as I do. I am nuts for nuts and sweet-tangy apples paired together. If you make this recipe your home will smell amazing! Pinky promise. These stuffed apples take hardly any effort to prepare and the results are splendid. This treat is great no matter what time of year and for any time you want a healthful, vitamin packed sweet bite.

Have you ever tried baked apples? If not then you must. If you have then you know how amazing they are!

Fresh apples in a wooden twig basket ©Marla Meridith Photography

We always have an abundance of fresh apples in our house. Our favorites being Pink Lady, Honeycrisp and Granny Smith. These here are the perfect size to hold in your hand. Not too big or small.

Baked apples with walnuts, dates, coconut milk drizzle.

By the way, apples and colorful pom poms are a very happy thing to me. My friend Teresa over at Blooming On Bainbridge has a thing for pom poms too. She makes the most stunning crafts with them.

Fresh apples with brightly colored pom poms on burlap table cloth

I love how this blogger Corrine baked her apples in a muffin pan. I had to do the same because it looks so cool and is very practical as well. Corrine is a lot like me, she loves cooking with real food ingredients. I am happy I just stumbled upon her blog called Keep Your Diet Real, lots of great stuff over there.

Baked apples in muffin pans topped with walnuts

In the muffin pan these apples stay in one place and they each have their own home. Neat huh! Better than having them slide all over a pan, though that is OK too.

Slice up one of these nut & date stuffed apples and enjoy with a thick and creamy Greek yogurt parfait. As I said, I love nuts and add them to just about everything. Toasted walnuts have been my latest craze.

Chopped walnuts in a ceramic cup with the number One and pom poms

Let’s understand that I went filling light on these apples. You could also scoop out the insides of the apples and add lots more nutty stuffing. That would be super duper great. If you do this, be sure to make more filling or opt to fill less apples. I suggest you try extra filing though. Too much filling is never a bad thing. Unless it is your teeth ~ that is a whole other story.

Baked apples with walnuts, dates, coconut milk drizzle.

Lucky for you there is no refined sugars or any extra sugar at all in this fruity dessert. Breakfast. Snack. How ever and whenever you decide to enjoy this you will be smitten.

Baked apples with walnuts, dates, coconut milk drizzle.

Do you ever make baked apples? If so what do you like to add to them?

Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 9 stuffed apples

Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates

Ingredients

  • 9 Apples, cored
  • a little Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) Almond Meal/Flour
  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) chopped toasted Walnuts
  • 4 dried Dates, pitted and chopped into small pieces
  • pinch of fine Sea Salt, ground Cinnamon and ground Ginger
  • 1/4 cup (57 grams) Unsweetened Light Coconut Milk
  • Optional Toppings
  • Coconut Milk
  • Heavy Cream
  • Dried Fruit
  • Maple Syrup or Honey drizzle
  • Serve With
  • Ice Cream
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Greek Yogurt

Method

  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the center. Core apples and squeeze a little lemon juice into each one. Melt coconut oil in a small pan. Stir in almond meal, walnuts, dates, salt, cinnamon, ginger and coconut milk. Heat for a few minutes over medium heat. Carefully stuff apples with the mixture. Place apples in muffin pans or on a bake safe dish.
  • Cover loosely with foil. Bake for about 45 min or until apples have softened and split.
https://marlameridith.com/walnut-date-stuffed-baked-apples-recipe/

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66 Responses to Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates

  1. I’ve seen recipes for these type of “stuffed” apples but have never tried them. I love that yours isn’t loaded with sugar (even though I love sugar). I’ve been gathering recipes for coconut oil so I could justify the purchase at the store. This is going in the coconut oil bookmark folder!

  2. I have only made baked apples stuffed with brown sugar, butter and nuts. I’ve been trying to cut sugar out of my diet as much as possible and love that this is a sweet treat without any added sugar. I will definitely be giving these a try!

  3. Yummy! So simple and beautiful!!!
    Where did you find that amazing basket made of twigs and branches, that you put the apples in? So gorgeous. Looks like you just picked them off the tree. Spectacular photos. Just keep getting better and better.

  4. I LOVE baked apples and these look amazing! Love how you baked them in a muffin tin, very clever :) I love to put a little mixuture of “crisp” on top and bake them, and love how they are so interchangeable with pears. I just said “love” 4 times. :) I really LOVE my apples!

  5. These looks amazingly delicious….and addictive. I’m just as crazy about nuts and apple, like you. I never have any shortage of both in my house. But, I gotta admit, I’ve never had baked apples before. :( I know, I know…well, I eat them as is, cut them up in salad or use them in my baking, but not baked in whole…I should say, not YET! I don’t know where I had been. All I know is I’ll be baking these walnut date-studded apples this weekend. :) Can’t wait to enjoy this healthy treat. Thank you for another amazing recipe.

  6. Apples, dates, walnuts, and honey = a little bit of heaven. This looks like the perfect lazy Sunday morning breakfast. I cannot wait to try it.
    Also, the twig basket you have holding the apples is so very lovely.

  7. this is what I eat in the fall and winter if I am dying for dessert, but trying not to eat something terrible for me! You get all of the flavor without the rest of the junk in most desserts! These look wonderful!

    • Georgia, I agree it is great when you can find a recipe that is healthy, adaptable for a quick fix or an elegant meal with the bonus of being really simple to prepare :)

  8. Hi Marla!

    Just hopped over from Rosas blog. Baked Apples are a classic treat in our house but we surely hadnt tried stuffed variations! Looks wonderful and I adore the ingridients combination for the filling. Thanks for the great share!

  9. Wonderful combination of ingredients and an easy to put together recipe. I especially like your idea of placing the apples in a muffin tin, don’t know why I didn’t think of that sooner.

  10. How ’bout them apples?!? I used to make baked apples often but never once thought of the convenience of a muffin pan. Genius. And it’s been awhile since I’ve baked apples so I’m craving them big time now. Yours look ah-mazing!!!

  11. Hi Marla,
    Thanks so much for mentioning my blog in your post! I really enjoy these baked apples and using the muffin pan makes it a whole lot easier…although I can’t take credit for the idea. I originally saw a muffin pan used for baked apples on this site http://www.chopchopmag.org/. I love your blog and especially your photos – beautiful!

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