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Baked apples with vanilla drizzle

Total Time
1 hr 15 min
10 min
1 hr 5 min
These impressive-looking, dinner party-worthy baked apples are juicy, sweet, and flavorful. The best part is that you only need six ingredients to make them. You'll find yourself reaching for this recipe whenever you take a trip to the apple orchard or farmers' market. A drizzle of vanilla yogurt and scattering of crunchy pecans is a delicious finishing touch. And while you're shopping, keep in mind that most supermarkets carry dried fruit bits, but in a pinch, feel free to substitute an equal amount of diced dried apricots, raisins, currants, cranberries, cherries, or whatever dried fruit you have on hand (or use a combination of your favorites).



6 medium, Golden Delicious-variety


¾ cup(s), chopped, or a combination of dried fruit bits

Apple cider

1 cup(s)

Maple syrup

2 Tbsp

Low fat vanilla yogurt

¼ cup(s)

Chopped pecans

2 Tbsp, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut a thin slice across bottom and top of apples. Use a melon baller or sharp knife and spoon to core apples, making sure not to go all the way through to the bottom. Stuff each apple with 2 tablespoons raisins or dried fruit.
  3. Place apples in a baking pan. In a small bowl, combine cider and maple syrup; pour around apples. Bake, basting thoroughly with pan juices every 10 minutes, until apples are soft and cooked through, about 55 to 65 minutes total. Before serving, drizzle apples with pan sauce, yogurt and pecans. Yields 1 apple, 2 teaspoons yogurt and 1 teaspoon pecans per serving.