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baked apples

Baked apples

Bake apples in the oven or microwave for a tasty treat. You can make them individually or double (or triple) the recipe for more servings.

Number of servings: 1
Serving size: 1 apple


1 medium apple

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon butter or margarine


Time needed: 5-10 minutes preparation; 3-4 minutes cook time

  1. Skin and core the apple, leaving the bottom intact.
  2. In a bowl, mix sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the apple and set butter on top.
  4. Place in a microwavable dish and cover. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  5. Let the apple sit for 2 minutes before serving.

Nutritional information

Calories 171
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 10 g
Sodium: 38 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 35 g
Dietary Fiber: 5 g
Total Sugar: 28 g
Protein: 1 g

Allergens: Dairy

Tips and variations

To bake the apples in the oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Follow steps 1 and 2 of the original recipe.
  3. Place apples in baking pan.
  4. Pour water into the pan until it reaches about 1/2 inch up the sides of the apples.
  5. Cover the pan with foil.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.


This was adapted from the United States Department of Agriculture's Festive Microwave Baked apples (no date; What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl).

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