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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do you ever make baked apples? If so what do you like to add to them?
Baked Apples Recipe Links
- Almond Butter Baked Apples Spicie Foodie
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- Baked Apples with Ricotta Tung in Cheek
- Baked Apples with Walnuts and Rasins Keep Your Diet Real
- Baked Stuffed Apples Life Love Food
- Honey Baked Apples Memories in the Baking
66 thoughts on “Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates”
Two things: I love that bowl the apples are in!!! Where did you get it? And two, I love that you baked these in muffin tins…genius 🙂
I have no doubts this must taste absolutely amazing. Perfect for my sweet tooth
I am LOVING the pom poms in the photos. How incredibly adorable. I’ve been really into adding little nick knacks to my photos lately. Last week I shot something with vintage buttons-what a blast!
Alex, vintage buttons are an awesome idea!! Noted 🙂 It’s the little things girl…
I haven’t had baked apples for years and years but these look so delicious, I can’t remember why I haven’t now!
Kathryn, funny how that happens. Sometimes all we need is a little gentle reminder 🙂
A divine treat! The filling must be really wonderful.
I really like that basket! So pretty.
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!
looks fabulous stranger! I could dive in and take a bite
I’ve never made baked apples but have wanted to! They look gorgeous 🙂 btw I totally love your branch bowl.
Wow, these look incredible. I am an apple lover (I eat at least one a day), but have never tried baked apples! Must must must try!
That topping!! I could just go to town on that right there.
Those little puffballs, that wooden crate made from wood bark….GREAT props, Marla! I want all your stuff 🙂
You always make the best looking goodies! I love stuffed apples and I haven’t had that in forever! I just love all your photo’s!
That is a neat idea! Yum!
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!
Love the apples. What a great treat, and as always the pictures are gorgeous!
Drooling over here! Baked apples are my absolute favorite treat (OK, after chocolate!). This sounds amazing and the pictures make me want to eat them right now. Thanks for sharing such an incredible recipe.
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.
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!
What a great idea baking these apples in muffin tins. Love it when you find a clever idea like that.
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.
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.
dates, apples, nuts…that is a winning combo, Marla. Over our way, we love Fuji’s! Love this recipe!
Susan…..Fuji’s are always nice too. Not picky over here when it comes to great apples 🙂
*raising hand* Yes. Yes, I love apples, nuts, maple syrup and all that a la mode! Count me in, Marla!
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!
Heather, so very true ~ none of the junk or potential guilt associated with highly sugared desserts.
These look DELICIOUS! I love warm, fruity, nutty desserts.
Erin, ditto ~ the ultimate comfort food 🙂
What a super simple and wholesome dessert, Marla! Not to mention, easy and totally elegant for dinner guests. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me with something new. Have a great weekend!
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 🙂
I love baked apples and these look divine!
I made these last night for our dessert and our whole family enjoyed them. Thanks! I also posted about them and linked back to you here.
Hi Shelly, I am so glad you had the opportunity to make these baked apples. Thanks for posting too!
What a great tip to use a muffin tin for baking. I love fruit and nuts and this combo, with your take on using real food ingredients, sounds delicious!
This looks absolutely wonderful! I like the clever use of the muffin pan.
And, needless to say, I covet that unique wooden bowl.
Yum! I love baked apples and haven’t made them for a while. These look and sound great. Pinned!
Such a great healthy dessert idea!
I haven’t had a baked apple since I was a child… These are stunning and I love the idea of using the muffin tin. Genius.
p.s. Pink Ladies are my favorite too!
What a perfect snack/dessert when you’re in cold weather (like Telluride)!
I love everything about this dessert. I always have apples and nuts around, too. This is perfect!
It’s been a while since I baked some delicious apples. Gotta bake some soon. Thanks for sharing the tip on using muffins! Makes so much more sense 🙂
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!
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.
That’s a smart idea about baking the apples in the muffin pan! Thanks for passing that great tip on.
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!!!
You just gotta go for it Mike. Simple is best. Sometimes 🙂
Oh, Marla, My mother makes baked apples as a winter dessert… Wonderful post! Brings some sweet memories… Thanks you!
While these sound amazing the pictures send me over the edge! Simply gorgeous 🙂
This is gorgeous!
Wow, this looks so good, and your pictures as always are so beautiful!
Thanks for the shout out! Your apples look delicious.
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!
Thanks so much for sharing that link Corrine. It is always fun to seek out and find new ideas ~ or ones that seem like new 🙂
Could I use something else instead of almond meal? I don’t have that! Any suggestions? Thanks!
Do you have any other nuts? Perhaps you can run them through a food processor or grinder. Any other nuts would work out great.
Ooh, these look really yummy!