Baked Apples

October 10, 2018
Baked Apples

Author Notes:

Baked apples are a real comfort food. I often stash them in the oven just before dinner, allowing them enough time to cook at a lower temperature, until they become soft and glossy with honey. I like to serve these alongside a scoop of vanilla gelato; the combo is the ultimate post-dinner treat.

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Giulia Scarpaleggia

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hrs


  • 4 apples (Gala, Golden Delicious, or Red Delicious)
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 3 tablespoons vinsanto or Marsala wine
  • 3 tablespoons toasted almonds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
In This Recipe


  1. Soak the raisins with 1 tablespoon of Marsala and 1 tablespoon of water for about 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 320° F.
  3. Wash the apples and core them.
  4. Drain the raisins and squeeze them; then, chop them finely with the toasted almonds and cinnamon using a food processor.
  5. Fill the apples with the almond and raisin filling, then place then in a baking dish with 1 inch of water. Drizzle the apples with the honey and remaining Marsala.
  6. Bake for about 1 hour, until the apples are soft and glossy; baste the apples every 20 minutes with the cooking liquid.
  7. Serve the warm apples in individual cups, drizzled with some of their cooking liquid.

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