Stovetop Baked Apples Recipe

This makes a fabulous quick-and-easy dessert: it takes so much less time than the oven-baked version, but the results are just as healthful and delicious. They may be served warm or cold, and you can even fill the hollowed apples with granola for a super-nutritious breakfast. A lovely treat for the holidays that won’t break your calorie allowance for the day!

4 to 6 very large baking apples (Granny Smiths are good)
1 1/2 cups vegetarian mincemeat or granola

1. Scrub and core apples.

2. Stuff hollows with about 1/4 cup mincemeat or granola, then place apples in a 10” lidded skillet or pan and pour in water to a depth of 1”.

3. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

4. If you want your granola to have a crispy topping, finish cooked apples under the broiler 6” from heat source, checking often to prevent burning. Serve warm or cold.

Serves 4 to 6.

Inspired by Vegetarian Meals for People-on-the-Go, by Vimala Rodgers (Hay House, 2002).


Val M.
Val M.3 years ago


Jennifer C.
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Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

This looks oh so easy and tasty. Did I mention easy?

Jane Warren
Jane Warren3 years ago

thnx for this

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T.3 years ago

How wonderful, thank you...

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Fran F.
Fran away F.3 years ago

I'm looking forward to trying this out with cinnamon added, as Renee suggested.

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks for the recipe.

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago