Baked Apples with Brown Sugar

Baked Apples with Brown Sugar

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This is a simple recipe to enjoy during the autumn and winter. These baked apples with brown sugar are like little individual apple crumbles without any fuss. The filling is similar to a crumble with oats, nuts and cinnamon. The brown sugar gives this recipe more depth.


Units Scale
  • 3 Cortland apples, or any baking apples
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup large flaked oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Set aside a pie dish or an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. In a bowl add butter, chopped pecans, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then, using your fingers rub the mixture together until all ingredients are well incorporated and starting to clump together. Set aside.
  3. Next, half and core each apple, leaving the bottoms intact. Using a small melon baller, scoop out the centre of each apple to create a little well (note: if your apples are browning rub lemon juice over them). See images above for a reference.
  4. Place apples cut side up in a pie dish or an 8×8 baking dish.
  5. Divide the filling between the prepared apples.
  6. Pour approx. 1 inch of water in the bottom of the dish with the apples in it.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the apples are soft and baked all the way through.
  8. Serve warm with ice cream.


The baking time will depend on the size and thickness of your apples. Watch carefully near the end as you don’t want to overbake the apples!

For extra sweetness add more brown sugar to the tops of the apples. Or to elevate the recipe even more add my caramel rum sauce.


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