Baked Apples for Two (or More)

You know she loves you if you get the bigger apple

We try to create desserts for two to avoid having an insane amount of leftovers and to save our calories for more important things like potatoes, meat and wine. But this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. If you don’t have sorghum, use honey. Molasses would be a bit heavy. But if you try that and like it well then let us know.

Baked Apples

  • 2 small to medium-sized apples (the variety is up to you)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sorghum
  • pinch cloves
  • about 1/4 cup fortified wine such as sherry or Marsala

Wash and core apples. In a small bowl, mix dates, pecans, sugar, sorghum and cloves. Divide the stuffing evenly between the two apples, packing well. Place in a casserole dish and pour in enough of the sherry or Marsala to cover the bottom. Bake at 350 until tender, about an hour. Serve in bowls with the drippings from the bottom of the pan. Be careful scooping out the apples to keep any stuffing from slipping out the bottom, if you’ve packed it well you should be fine. You can also cut and core the apples as pictured below if you prefer. Any of the four toppings would also work well for apples.

The sky is the limit for filling

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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25 Responses to Baked Apples for Two (or More)

  1. Carolyn Chan says:

    Warm and comforting. Delicious!

  2. nrhatch says:

    Perfect for fall apple picking season! πŸ˜€

  3. Wow, these look so good. My husband always gets the bigger one because he can eat more than I can. Wonder if he thinks it’s because I love him? LOL

  4. Ha! That is so funny. I have the same thing in my fridge, I used dark brown sugar on my first batch and decided I might like to try some variations before sharing. Yours look lovely.

  5. I’m ready for those. Apples and pears are everywhere at the moment, and that looks like the way forward for eating them. Nice one.

  6. It’s been forever since I enjoyed a baked apple.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

  7. I have tons of apples and pears from my produce bin…I know one way to “get rid” of them now. πŸ™‚

  8. Our local farmer’s market is full of locally grown apples which would be perfect to use for your recipe. One of my favorite dishes is baked apples on a cool fall evening.

  9. Looks like I have to get more apples, now….Sunday night dinner needs a dessert!

  10. ChgoJohn says:

    Baked apples are a favorite dessert in Fall and I can easily treat myself without having a dishful leftover in the fridge. I was planning on making apple sauce this weekend and think I’ll buy a couple extras.

  11. Love it: more important things like potatoes and wine. Awesome.

  12. saffronandhoney says:


  13. These look so good! I just made pumpkin pie steel cut oats…gearing up for fall, you know, and they were terrible. Might have to bake me some apples, instead!!

  14. Eva Taylor says:

    A perfect ending to a fall dinner, Greg. Baked apples are such a lovely dessert.

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  16. easybaked says:


  17. How funny – went shopping this morning and bought the ingredients to make baked apples before seeing your lovely post!

  18. My Kitchen Stories says:

    I love baked apples, so few calories and so delicious.Thanks for the reminder about simply beautiful baking

  19. rsmacaalay says:

    Love those fillings

  20. How lovely.. and fallish.. and you’ve sent me to another yummy recipe. Just when I thought the recipe was finished.. you’ve got four fabulous additions! xx

  21. Oh baked apples. I could live on them. But my husband would rather eat (insert anything inedible here) then any baked fruit. Once his grandmother served us baked apples. I saw his eyes pop, and sweat at his collar. She turned her back, I inhaled his apple, and she turned back to see me daintily beginning to eat my own. She, of course, asked him if he wanted a second. He politely declined. I would love to make this recipe and invite an apple eater over for them. When he’s away for the evening perhaps. Wouldn’t want to traumatize.

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