START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Baked Apples With Candied Ginger & Toasted Pecans

  • October 12, 2012
  • 11:07 am

Baked apples out of the oven by Eve Fox, Garden of Eating blog, copyright 2012

My advice: Eat with ice cream (or a non-dairy equivalent) to let the wonderful syrupy, spiced cider mix with the melting vanilla flavor – it makes a great companion to the soft, sweet, slightly tart flesh of the apple and the sugary, nutty, gingery filling. A delightful fall treat and so easy that even a sleep-deprived woman with a four-week-old baby and a three-year-old can make it to boot.

Baked Apples With Candied Ginger & Toasted Pecans
Serves 4


* 4 large, fresh baking apples (Rome, Golden Delicious, or Jonagold)
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1 tsp ground cinnamon
* 1/8 tsp ground cloves
* 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
* 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
* 2 Tbsps finely chopped crystallized ginger
* 1 Tbsp butter
* A pinch of salt
* 3/4 cup apple cider (or water if you don’t have cider)


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Wash your apples then remove their cores to about 1/2 inch above the bottom of the apple. I used an apple corer in combination with a small, sharp paring knife- it was kind of messy/clumsy but worked. You should have a hole roughly an inch wide that does not go all the way through the apple.
2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, salt and pecans. Place the apples in a small baking pan – you want one small enough to keep all the apples upright but not so small that they’re crowded – they’ll bake better if they’re not touching. Stuff each apple with the filling mixture and top with a small pat of butter.
3. Add the cider (or water) to the baking dish and bake the apples for 30-40 minutes, taking them out several times to baste them with the cider in the bottom of the dish, until they are tender, but not mushy. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, rice dream or coconut bliss.

You might also like:

Read more: All recipes, Blogs, Desserts, Food, Garden of Eating, Vegan, Vegetarian, , , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

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 farmers’ 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.


+ add your own
6:30AM PDT on Oct 20, 2014

sounds good

9:32AM PDT on Oct 6, 2014

Delicious recipe must try it,thanks for sharing

5:09AM PDT on Oct 6, 2014


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.

9:28AM PDT on Oct 19, 2012


4:56PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012


10:26PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012


8:10AM PDT on Oct 16, 2012


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

This is my testimony about the good work of a man who helped me....My name is Alex Jeffery ... My li…

I even have been getting a lot of helpful and informative material in your web site. Simon A. Simon A.
on 12 Best & Worst Foods for Your Teeth
32 minutes ago

Thank You for sharing =)

As Sue L. wrote, most of this advice is pretty basic. Sensible amounts of exercise and sleep are…


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!