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Baked Apples With Candied Ginger & Toasted Pecans

  • October 12, 2012
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Baked Apples With Candied Ginger & Toasted Pecans

My second son turned one month last week. Needless to say, my ability to cook is a tad limited at the moment. But my big brother and my two adorable nieces were in town for a visit so I handed the baby off to his dad during our older son’s nap in order to pull together a simple but tasty dinner of veggie burgers with avocado and tomato, the world’s best oven fries, a green salad with dried cranberries and toasted pepitas, and even (gasp!) DESSERT.

I decided to make baked apples for three reasons: 1) They are yummy and comforting and warm, 2) It is apple season and the Hudson Valley is bursting with delicious, crisp, sweet-tart fruit, and, 3) Perhaps most importantly, they are amazingly easy to make.

Apples by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2012

I think baked apples are good pretty much any way but I included crystallized ginger to spice things up a bit, along with some toasted pecans we had leftover from another meal.

Chopping up crystallized ginger and toasted pecans for the baked apple filling by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2012

The rest was easy – brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, butter (you could use coconut oil if you don’t eat dairy), and some fresh apple cider that we got at a wonderful cider press party we’d gone to a few days earlier.

American Cider Mill press and operators by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2010
I mixed up the filling in a bowl.

Filling for the baked apples by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2012

Cored the apples, stopping an inch above the bottom to avoid going all the way through.


Coring the apples by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2012

Then stuffed them, topped them with butter, arranged them in a baking dish so that none would tip over while baking, and poured some of the cider into the bottom. Topped it with foil and put it into the oven for a while.

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Eve Fox

Eve is the creator of The Garden of Eating, a blog about food--cooking it, eating it, and growing it. She has a legendary love of aprons and can often be found salivating over the fruits and veggies at one of the many farmersí markets near her home in Woodstock, NY. Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook, or follow Eve on Twitter or Pinterest.


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6:30AM PDT on Oct 20, 2014

sounds good

9:32AM PDT on Oct 6, 2014

Delicious recipe must try it,thanks for sharing

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12:17PM PDT on Oct 3, 2014

good god girl these sound DELICIOUS! cannot wait to try them....thanks so much for sharing!!! x :)

6:47AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Thank you Eva, for Sharing this!

1:17AM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

Yum! Thanks for this great recipe.

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