One of my favourite go-to recipe when I crave something sweet, yet healthy is the one for Maple Pecan Baked Apples. And it combines two of my fave things: dessert and comfort food. Yay!
Now that autumn is in full swing and apples are everywhere, how can you skip this recipe without promising yourself you’ll try’em? Seriously now, it takes 30 minutes!
Tips and tricks for the Maple Pecan Baked Apples:
-Considering the filling is really sweet, try using tangy apples. Also, go for firmer apples, they will soften during baking.
-Use a mellon baller or a small knife to hollow out apples. Be careful not to break them!
-You will want to carve the apple as much as you can, leaving a 1 cm thick shell. If the apple doesn’t stand straight, cut a tiny slice from the bottom.
-Don’t be scared to overfill the apples! Press the filling tightly into the apple and mound some more on top of it. It will set during baking.
-I used maple syrup and pecans, but feel free to replace them with brown sugar and any nuts you like. I’m sure the result will be amazing!
-One of the best way to serve them is while they’re warm, with a scoop of ice cream on top. Yum!
Maple Pecan Stuffed Apples
- 4 Apples
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 8 dates pitted
- ½ cup pecans slightly roasted
- 1 tbsp peanut butter or regular butter
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- Carve the apples, leaving a 1 cm thick shell.
- In a food processor, place the cinnamon, dates, pecans, maple syrup and peanut butter and mix together until it becomes sticky.
- Fill the apples with the mix, pressing it firmly with a teaspoon. Overfill the apples, because the filling will set properly while baking.
- Bake in a tray in the preheated oven at 180°C for 30 minutes or until tender.
- Serve with a scoop of ice cream or caramel sauce on top.