How do I bake apples? Without any sugars, spices, or additional ingredients?

I have oral allergy syndrome, and I can't eat most of the fruit that I like. The heating process denatures the proteins in fruit and allows me to eat it without having any adverse reactions... But I don't really cook, and I have no idea what temperature to use when baking the apples/how long to leave them in/if I need to slice them... When I tried to look it up on google, all I could find was recipes with a ton of other ingredients. I just want to be able to eat apples again... If anyone could help me, I would really, really appreciate it!

  • Posted by: Morgan
  • May 11, 2019


Stephanie B. May 15, 2019
Hi Morgan, my husband also has oral allergy symptoms (but I cook more) so I'm familiar with figuring out how to cook fruits for someone who has oral allergy syndrome. Of course there are varying severities of OAS, but I've noticed light cooking seems to be all that's required for fruits (nuts are a different story) - so chunks of apple, or grated apple in something that cooks as quickly as pancakes seems to be enough heat to denature whatever protein(s) is causing allergies. Just be sure however you're cooking your fruits results in them being heated all the way through.
Morgan May 16, 2019
Thank you! I'll make sure that I'm thorough with my heating.
Nancy May 12, 2019
You could also roast them in the oven...cored whole, quartered or in slices. Do them in a non-stick or cast iron pan, add some fat if you can eat it (olive oil, butter or your choice). Medium to hot oven (350-400F)...shorter times for slices, medium time for quarters, longest for whole.
Morgan May 12, 2019
Thank you for the help! I appreciate it.
ZIPPY May 11, 2019
If you want to do whole apples, core the apples and put them in a baking dish with a little cider or water and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. Another way to do this is to slice up the apple, put the slices in a piece of cooking parchment, fold the parchment over and twist around the edges to make a packet. Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes. A little honey or sugar a little would be nice but not necessary. You're actually steaming the apple this way but it's fast and you don't have to wash a baking dish. You want to use baking apples because they'll hold their shape instead of turning into mush.
Morgan May 11, 2019
Perfect, that's exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!
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