Old-fashioned Honey Baked Apples Recipe
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Old-fashioned Honey Baked Apples Recipe

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My baked apple recipe is very old-fashioned but tried and true. It's definitely a comfort food. —Rachel Hamilton, Greenville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium tart apples
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 baked apple (calculated without ice cream) equals 253 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, trace protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Core apples, leaving bottoms intact; peel top third of each. Place in a greased 8x4-in. glass loaf pan; fill with cranberries.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine water, brown sugar and honey; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour over apples.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender, basting occasionally with juices. If desired, serve with ice cream. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Honey Baked Apples in Reminisce October/November 2009, p52

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