Pecan Baked Apples Recipe

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Cooked in the microwave, these desserts offer a time-saving twist on tradition. They're stuffed with dried cherries, nuts and brown sugar, drizzled with their own juices and served warm for a homey, comforting dessert.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 medium tart apples

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 312 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 5g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Core apples and peel top third; fill with pecan mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 8-in. square microwave-safe dish. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-12 minutes or until apples are tender. Drizzle with pan juices. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Pecan Baked Apples in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p47

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jlostum 62184
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"Easy and delicious! I'm thinking about trying the topping on ice cream or apple sauce."

mecky2 142088
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"It was so good. I did use I can't believe its not butter and splenda brown sugar to lower the calories. My 7 yr old wanted to know why I never made this before."

rmorse 62181
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Very tasty and very easy. Instead of microwaving four, I did one at a time so had to adjust the cooking time. Other than that, the recipe needed no adjustment. I think I will mix up some of the filling to have on hand any time we want a quick and easy dessert."

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