Melting Apples

Sweet Honeycrisp apples are cored, drizzled with maple syrup, butter and a hint of cinnamon and baked until tender. Serve with crunchy granola and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Melting Apples
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 4 medium Honeycrisp apples

  • 4 teaspoons butter, cut into pieces

  • 4 teaspoons pure maple syrup

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Cut ½ inch off the top of each apple. Using a grapefruit spoon or sharp paring knife, remove the core and seeds, leaving the bottom intact. Prick the apple skin in a few places. Place the apples in an 8-inch-square baking dish. Place 1 teaspoon butter pieces in each apple. Stir syrup, cinnamon and vanilla together in a small bowl. Divide among the apples. Pour the water into the bottom of the baking dish, cover with foil and bake until the apples are soft but not mushy, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
4g Fat
30g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 217IU 4%
Sodium 4mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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