I roll this Baked Apple Delight recipe out every single Fall.
It is so delicious, so silly easy and full of so much goodness plus it is versatile. The “Delight” of the “Baked Apple Delight” comes from the multitasking beauty that allows it to go from breakfast to snack to dessert and, of course, there is that whole healthy, yummy goodness thing.
We have all heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But do we recognize why it may just be true?
The flavonoids and boron in apples may increase bone density, especially in post-menopausal women. The pectin in apples helps to lower LDL cholesterol, may help to manage diabetes, and reduces the risk of colon cancer. Research has even shown that children born to women who ate a lot of apples when pregnant have lower rates of asthma.
With all of the healthy goodness of this Baked Apple Recipe, what are you waiting for?
1 hr cook time, 8 servings
- 2 lb baking apples, any kind
- 1 lb pears*
- 1 lb frozen** pitted cherries
- 1/4 cup raisins
- cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice, to taste.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Core and cut the apples and pears into bite size chunks.
- Cut the cherries in half.
- Place all in a large baking dish.
- Cover dish and bake for about one hour, or until all fruits have softened.
- Remove from oven.
Notes:*Pears are optional. You can just as easily use all apples. **The cherries in their frozen state release delicious liquids as they defrost. This will also lend a lovely color to the dish. This recipe can be enjoyed warm or chilled. The Baked Apple Delight is also delicious with Coconut Whipped Cream or as a topping for ice cream. Alternatively, you may enjoy the baked apples as a compote served on top of your hot breakfast cereal. It is also delightful with chopped raw walnuts as a topping. What is your favorite thing to do with all of the lovely apples of this Fall season? This Baked Apple Delight recipe is featured in The Best of Fall Holiday Cookbook by Dr. Elise Cohen Ho and Tiffany Boutwell.