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Baked apples stuffed with cranberries and pecans

Diana Henry / 15 October 2015 ( 28 September 2021 )

Try this simple and nourishing baked apple dessert recipe from Diana Henry for the perfect autumn or winter pudding.

Baked apples
Baked apples stuffed with cranberries and pecans and baked in cider

Preparation time

10 minutes

Cooking time

30-40 minutes




  • 4 eating apples
  • 50g (20 oz) dried cranberries
  • 50g (20 oz) fresh cranberries
  • 50g (20 oz) chopped pecans
  • 125ml (fl oz) maple syrup
  • 150ml (1/4 pint) cider


Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4.

Cut the lids from the tops of the apples and core them.

Mix the cranberries and chopped pecans. Add most of the maple syrup, but reserve some for drizzling later.

Stand the apples on an ovenproof dish and stuff with the cranberry and pecan mixture.

Replace the lids and pour over the cider, then drizzle with the remaining syrup.

Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, basting every so often.

Try one of our other apple recipes, including a wide range of other apple desserts such as apple and blackberry pie, apple tarte tatin and Bramley apple cheesecake


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