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My Mom's Baked Apples

My Mom's Baked Apples


  • 4 McIntosh apples, pick 4 about the same size

  • 2/3 cup Grape Nuts brand cereal

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (eyeball it)

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (eyeball it)

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cold butter

  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped (a couple of handfuls)

  • 2 tablespoons currants


Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Cut a deep X over the stem on each apple. Use a spoon to scoop halfway into each apple, making a cavity and removing the core. Trim the bottoms of the apples, if necessary, to make sure they sit upright. Place the apples in a small baking dish.

Mix the cereal with the cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, butter, nuts and currants. Stuff the apples and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the apples are tender and the filling is brown and bubbly. Tip: You can make this recipe with tart and tangy Granny Smith apples, too, but bake them for 45-50 minutes because they are much firmer apples to start with.

These baked apples are a Yum-o! Family-Friendly "treat." At Yum-o!, we believe in all things in moderation. Special treats like this dessert are to be eaten once in a while and only after you've been a good eater the rest of the time. That's why it's called a treat! To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael's nonprofit organization, go to