Fruit and Nut Baked Apples

Fruit and Nut Baked Apples

As autumn leaves fall, indulge in the flavors of the season with these Fruit and Nut Baked Apples filled with a Cranberry-Walnut Stuffing.

This dessert brings together the natural sweetness of apples and cherries with the tartness of cranberries and the crunch of walnuts.

Above all, It’s a comforting and wholesome option that’s perfect for fall gatherings or a cozy evening at home.

fruit and nut baked apples recipe

Fruit and Nut Baked Apples

Plantaful Life Team
This dessert brings together the natural sweetness of apples and cherries with the tartness of cranberries and the crunch of walnuts.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 160 kcal


  • 1 Baking Dish
  • 1 Sharp Knife
  • 1 Mixing Bowl



  • 4 Large Granny Smith or Honey Crisp Apples Washed and Dried
  • 4 Tsps Lemon Juice 1 per Apple
  • 1/3 Cup Red Cranberries Fresh or Dried
  • 1/2 Cup Red Cherries If frozen completely thawed
  • 1/3 Cup Organic Walnuts Rough Chopped
  • 2 Tbsps Maple or Date Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Cloves Powder
  • 1/3 Cup Water For Baking Dish



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (175C)
  • Cut off the top of each washed apple set aside
  • Core the apples leaving about a 1/2-inch thickness at the bottom
  • Pour 1 Tsp of lemon juice in each apple
  • In a bowl, Mix together gently the cherries, cranberries, walnuts, maple syrup
  • Stir in Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Cloves to the fruit mixture until combined
  • Stuff each apple with the fruit and nut mixture
  • Place the stuffed apples in the baking dish add the cut of top then add 1/3 cup of water to the bottom of the dish
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the apples are tender
  • Remove from the oven let rest for 10 minutes
  • Serve Warm Lightly dusted with Vanilla Powder


Calories per serving (1 baked apple): Approximately 160 calories 
Ingredient Amounts vary due to size of the apples.   
Experiment with other fruits and nuts of your choice.
Enjoy these Homemade Stuffed Apples, just another example of a simple but elegant Whole Food Plant Based dessert!
Keyword Easy Apple Desserts, Fall Dessert Ideas

Fruit and Nut Baked Apples

As autumn’s gentle breeze rustles through the trees and the leaves begin to paint the landscape with hues of red and gold.

Furthermore, there is no better way to embrace the cozy spirit of the season than with a warm, comforting Whole Food Plant Based dessert.

These Fruit and Nut Baked Apples with Cranberry-Walnut Stuffing are a true embodiment of fall’s essence.

The tender sweet apples with the tartness of cranberries and the nutty warmth of walnuts creates a symphony of flavors that will fill your home with an irresistible aroma.

Additionally, this dessert is not only a delightful treat for your taste buds but also a nostalgic journey into the heart of autumn.

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In closing, with each bite of these Baked Apples you’ve experienced the essence of fall, a comforting warmth, a burst of flavors and a touch of nostalgia.

As you savor this delightful dessert embrace the beauty of the season, both in your kitchen and in the world outside.

Whether enjoyed as a cozy family treat or a special indulgence for yourself, these baked apples are a reminder of the simple joys that come with the changing leaves and the crisp, cool air.

Therefore, enjoy this delightful recipe as we eagerly await the adventures that the next season will bring.

Until then, may your heart and home be filled with the warmth and flavors of autumn.


Plantaful Life Team

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