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Baked Apple Dessert

Baked Apple Dessert

Author: Michele Spring
Servings: 4 servings
This Paleo apple dessert is a perfect gluten-free treat for the holidays or any other time really. Easy to make and only a few ingredients! Dairy-free, Nut-free, AIP, and Vegan options indicated as well.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins


  • 4 Apples
  • 3 tbs Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts chopped *
  • 2 tbs Butter Ghee, or Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Honey or Maple Syrup for Vegan
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Core the apples, making a pocket in the center of the apple.
  • Melt the butter and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract and stir to incorporate.
  • Add in the walnuts and raisins and mix.
  • Divide the filling evenly among the apples, filling the holes you created earlier by coring. I usually use the handle of a spoon to poke the filling into the pocket. Drizzle any remaining filling over the apples.
  • Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake until the apples are soft, approximately 40 minutes.


  • For a nut-free option, you can use sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.
  • For a fully AIP-compliant option, use tigernuts (either sliced or whole) and Coconut Oil instead of Butter or Ghee and Mace instead of Nutmeg
  • For a Vegan option use Coconut Oil instead of butter or ghee and maple syrup instead of honey
  • For a dairy-free option use Coconut Oil instead of butter or ghee
Course: Dessert
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