These incredible paleo baked apples are perfect for a delicious dessert. After being baked the apple becomes sweet, tender and is simply amazing. The crunchy walnut and date filling just really top the dish off.
You can use any type of apple for this delicious dessert but if you’re looking for the best result try and find a good baking apple such as a Jonagold.
If you’re trying to stick to the paleo diet as much as possible, I will avoid having this as dessert too often. The sugar content is a bit on the higher side due to the amount of fruit, but it’s totally worth it.
These will keep for a few days so if you end up with any leftovers make sure you keep them in the fridge. You don’t need to reheat them as they still taste pretty amazing cold.
Personally, I wouldn’t add anything else to this dish as the apples are perfect as they are. However, if you’re looking to add something, then I would certainly look at a paleo friendly custard or something creamy & light.
If you want to see how to cook and prepare this recipe, then be sure to check out the video below. Alternatively, you can find the full written recipe right below.
Paleo Baked Apples Recipe
- 2 apples, cored
- 1 tsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, ground
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, ground
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup dates, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 375°F or 190°C
- In a bowl, combine the nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, walnuts, and dates.
- Place the apples in a small baking dish.
- Fill the cored out apples with the walnut mix.
- Slightly prick the outside of the apple with a skewer.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the apples are soft.
- Serve with a drizzle of honey and some chopped walnuts.
- The dates can be swapped out for any kind of dried fruit. For example, raisins, cranberries, dried apricots all would work just fine in this dish.
- Pricking the outside of the apple will help stop them from exploding and becoming a very unappetizing mess.
- Try to pack the center of the apples as much as possible as this will help stop the filling from falling out the bottom.
- This dish only serves two people but can be easily doubled or even tripled to feed more people.
- You can try swapping out the walnuts for a different type of nut. However, I am unsure how it will turn out. Pecans, walnuts, or slivered almonds would all work as a decent replacement.
- Even though honey is paleo friendly, it’s usually best to avoid adding too much especially if you’re looking to lose weight on the paleo diet.
If you’re keeping an eye on what you eat, then you should find the nutritional information below very handy. The information is only an estimate but should give you an excellent idea of whether this dish is ok for you or not.
If you’re interested in more apple desserts, then you might want to check out the delicious paleo apple crisp. It has delicious chunks of apple topped with a crunchy topping that is a combination of coconut, almond and ground cinnamon.
I hope that you enjoy these delicious paleo baked apples. If you have some feedback, a variation or anything else that you would like to share, then please feel free to leave a comment below.