There is more to fall seasonal flavors than just pumpkin spice, and one of the best ways to bid farewell to summer and welcome the incoming season is with a warm, baked apple topped with ice cream

This baked apple is tender while the granola and nuts are crunchy, and the combination of a warm baked good with cold, creamy ice cream never fails to impress. Packed with brown sugar and cinnamon, this dessert is a flavor and texture explosion in your mouth. 

Baked Apples with Ice Cream

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:45 mins
  • Total Time:55 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 4 apples
  • 1/4 cup granola mix
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Caramel sauce
  • Ice cream
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 °F.

  • Step 2

    Combine the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix in the granola mixture until well combined.

    #SpoonTip: You can also use chopped walnuts or pecans instead of granola.

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  • Step 3

    Use a paring knife to core the apple and remove the seeds to make a hole for the filling.

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  • Step 4

    Spoon the sugar and butter mixture evenly into the apples.

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  • Step 5

    Bake the apples for 40-45 minutes at 350 °F or until the apples are tender when pierced with a fork.

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  • Step 6

    Serve with caramel sauce and ice cream if desired. Enjoy!

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