Wiggly-Worm Baked Apples Recipe
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Wiggly-Worm Baked Apples Recipe

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These deliciously different baked apples are bursting with fall flavor. The combination of apple with pistachios, dried cranberries and dried apricots is so tasty, you'll want to make these again and again. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 4 large tart apples
  • Gummy worms


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Core apples; fill with pistachio mixture. Place in a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Uncover, bake 10-15 minutes longer or until tender. Spoon pan juices over the tops. Garnish with gummy worms. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Wiggly-Worm Baked Apples in Halloween Party Favorites 2009 2009, p32

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Stitching Wizard User ID: 1515140 142911
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"After making these last night, my husband asked me this morning when I was going to make them again!!!! A sure sign of a hit!"

Jagy1993 User ID: 6260013 210420
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"<p>I made it the way the recipe advised but then after seeing how it turned out in reality. I decided to take out the pistachios mixture(I substituted the pistachios with pecans) after the apple was cooked with them inside. Then peel off the skin and cut the apple into half slices and poorer the mixture over top. It was a lot easier to eat this way and it allows you too decide how much apple you want on your plate. The whole apple i felt was too much. & as far as the gummy worms I just left them out because they aren't really necessary</p>"

steph0123 User ID: 6172720 160324
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"It's very good!!! And ummm the gummy worms are obviously for a Halloween touch...."

ethelkeller User ID: 2102658 110779
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"Just plain yucky!!!!!!!!!!1111"

Cat Woman51 User ID: 4798323 160322
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"This rating is for the idiot that dosen't do gummy worms, there just a garnish for the season!"

centralcoastgal User ID: 6083910 176967
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"For the previous reviewer, how was the recipe w/out the gummy worms? I'm sure the recipe minus the garnish might still be tasty...

Just a thought of course :-)"

pigletcat User ID: 1286714 94944
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"I don't do gummy worms."

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