Baked Apple Surprise

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.


2 servings

Updated: Oct. 06, 2022
This sweet-savory recipe is a favorite. Use Brie instead of blue cheese if you like things creamier. My tip? Bake the apples in a muffin tin so they won’t roll around. —Jessica Levinson, Nyack, New York
Baked Apple Surprise Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 medium apples
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons bran flakes
  • 1 tablespoon golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  1. Cut apples in half lengthwise; remove cores. Place in an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Place 1 teaspoon of blue cheese into each half.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oats, bran flakes, golden raisins, raisins and brown sugar; spoon into apples. Top with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until tender, 35-40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

2 filled apple halves: 181 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.