Old-Fashioned Honey Baked Apples

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My baked apple recipe is very old-fashioned yet tried and true. It's definitely a comfort food. —Rachel Hamilton, Greenville, Pennsylvania
Old-Fashioned Honey Baked Apples Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  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, until apples are tender, 35-40 minutes, basting occasionally with juices. If desired, serve with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

1 baked apple: 253 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 67g carbohydrate (59g sugars, 4g fiber), 0 protein.