These Easy Baked Apples with Maple Pecans are a delicious way to enjoy seasonal fruit. This simple, healthy dessert is perfect for entertaining . Great for Halloween, Thanksgiving or anytime you want a quick and easy, delicious treat.
EASY BAKED APPLES
When I think of apples I think of falling leaves, cinnamon and Halloween. For me apples are a quintessential autumn fruit. I love to use them in cooking and baking and today I am posting one of the simplest desserts I know – baked apples.
Baked apples recipes tend to use whole apples, stuffed with raisins, sugar, oats and other ingredients. I decided to make this recipe even easier by simply cutting the apples in half and covering each half with a generous amount of pecan nut mixture. This shortens baking time and there is no need to baste the apples either. What’s more, the maple pecan topping gets nicely browned and tastes fantastic with the softened (though not mushy) apples.
Easy baked apples with maple pecans
I love using pecan nuts and maple syrup in the same recipe. They are just so good together and can be used in a number of different recipes. Not necessarily desserts. For example I used this flavour combination in this Maple Pecan Overnight Oats with Sweet Potato Recipe. I also made 2 autumn salads with them. Maple Glazed Celery Root Salad with Apple and Pecans and Beetroot Zucchini Apple Ribbon Salad with Pecans and Maple Vinaigrette.
If you look at the ingredients below you’ll notice that I used a bit of sea salt in this recipe. I think it adds an interesting dimension to this simple dessert. The apple, the sweet maple syrup, the slightly bitter pecans as well as the sea salt work really well together creating a truly delicious flavour combination.
How to make easy baked apples
The maple pecan combination in this easy baked apples recipe is not only delicious, it also adds a lovely crunch to it. Which is why it is important not to turn the pecans into powder. You’ll only need to blitz them for a few seconds, long enough to break them into small pieces.
This photo will give you a better idea of the consistency of the pecan mixture.
The next step is to core the apples and cut them in half.
Then simply place a generous amount of the maple pecan mixture on top of each apple half and pop the tray in the oven for 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven, leave to cool for 5 minutes and enjoy your healthy baked apples!
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This Easy Baked Apples with Maple pecans is a delicious way of enjoying seasonal fruit. This simple, healthy dessert is perfect for entertaining. Great for Halloween, Thanksgiving or anytime you want a quick and easy, delicious treat.
- 4 sweet apples, such as Gala
- 140 g pecan nuts
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/5 tsp fine sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350 F/ 180 C/ gas mark 4. Line a medium baking tray with non-stick baking paper and set aside.
In a blender whizz up the pecans until crumbly, combine with the maple syrup, butter, cinnamon and salt and stir thoroughly. Set aside.
Core the apples and cut in half. Top each half with the pecan mixture and bake in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy warm!
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