Simply baked apples with nuts, dried cranberries, and warm spices can save you a lot of time during your holiday meal prep. Serve the apples warm with yogurt or vanilla ice cream after your main dishes. Full of antioxidants and fiber, this warm tender dessert is free from added sugar or refined carbs.

Serving size: 4-8

Ingredients for Baked Whole Apples

  • Apples (preferably, Gala or Fuji), large, 4
  • Low-carb brown sweetener, 4 Tablespoon
  • Walnuts, chopped, 2 Tablespoon
  • Dried cranberries, sugar-free, 2 Tablespoon
  • Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon
  • Other warm spices of your choice (ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, cardamom), a pinch each (optional)
  • Sea salt, 1/8 teaspoon
  • Butter, room temperature, 3 Tablespoon
  • Water
  • Yogurt or vanilla Ice cream, low-carb

Instructions for Baked Whole Apples

1.Using a pairing knife, slice around the top core of each apple. Using a small spoon, scoop out the rest of the core and seeds.

2.Preheat the oven to 177˚C (350˚C).

3.Put the apples in a small baking dish. Fill each apple with sweetener, spices, salt, nuts, cranberries, and butter. Pour water around the apples to prevent them from sticking to the baking dish.

4.Place the baking dish in the oven for about 40 minutes. Check to see if you need more water half-way through the baking time.

5.Take out the apples when they are cooked through and tender. Serve the apples with vanilla ice cream or yogurt.

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sugar-free baked whole apples with dried cranberries, nuts, and spices

Baked Whole Apple


  • Author: graceoh@wellforher.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8
  • Diet: Diabetic

Description

Simply baked apples with nuts, dried cranberries, and warm spices can save you a lot of time during your holiday meal prep. Serve the apples warm with yogurt or vanilla ice cream after your main dishes. Full of antioxidants and fiber, this warm tender dessert is free from added sugar or refined carbs.


Ingredients

  • Apples (preferably, Gala or Fuji), large, 4
  • Low-carb brown sweetener, 4 Tablespoon
  • Walnuts, chopped, 2 Tablespoon
  • Dried cranberries, sugar-free, 2 Tablespoon
  • Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon
  • Other warm spices of your choice (ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, cardamom), a pinch each (optional)
  • Sea salt, 1/8 teaspoon
  • Butter, room temperature, 3 Tablespoon
  • Water 
  • Yogurt or vanilla Ice cream, low-carb

Instructions

1.Using a pairing knife, slice around the top core of each apple. Using a small spoon, scoop out the rest of the core and seeds.

2.Preheat the oven to 177˚C (350˚C).

3.Put the apples in a small baking dish. Fill each apple with sweetener, spices, salt, nuts, cranberries, and butter. Pour water around the apples to prevent them from sticking to the baking dish.

4.Place the baking dish in the oven for about 40 minutes. Check to see if you need more water half-way through the baking time.

5.Take out the apples when they are cooked through and tender. Serve the apples with vanilla ice cream or yogurt.

Notes

For low-carb sweetener, we used a monk fruit and erythritol blend.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Low carb dessert recipe, low carb holiday dessert recipe, low carb thanksgiving recipe, baked whole apple, baked apple

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